I love sweet breads and breakfast breads but they are not always healthy due to the added fat from oils found in them. This Weight Watchers Banana Bread is a perfect example of a hearty breakfast bread that makes use of familiar flavors but doesn’t kill you with added fats. Make double batches of this bread and share with friends and family or freeze for use at a later date. Weighing in at 3 ½ Weight Watchers Points per slice it is a great option served for breakfast along side some low fat yogurt or fresh fruit. The recipe makes 10 slices but you can easily cut back on point value by making those slices thinner or by using it in a muffin tin which would make each muffin around 2.75-3 points each for a 12 muffin tin.
WEIGHT WATCHERS BANANA PUMPKIN BREAD
1 Box Spice Cake Mix or Yellow Cake Mix (If choosing yellow cake mix, add 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, ½ Teaspoon Cloves and ½ Teaspoon Ginger to recipe)
1 15oz Can 100% Pumpkin Puree
3 Ripe Bananas Mashed
1 Cup Quick Oats
¾ Cup Water
1. In a large mixing bowl mix together canned pumpkin and bananas until well blended.
2. Mix in cake mix and oats until mostly moistened
3. Add in water mixing well
4. Pour into pre-sprayed loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
This recipe is very hearty, delicious and moist and is recommended to be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Great heated up for a few seconds in the microwave as well. Because the fresh fruit and pumpkin in this Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe provide plenty of moisture there is no need for added margarine or butter on top.
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