Update: Nutrition Facts for Banana Bread Recipe!
Out of curiousity, I decided to figure out how much healthier my “egg/dairy/nut” free version of banana bread might be over the original version. I ran the numbers and came up with the following statistics, courtesy of sparkrecipes.com. The recipe was calculated with a 1/12 serving size and all were calculated without streusel.
If you make my recipe as written, it’s 142 calories and 7 grams of fat. (That’s with Nucoa margarine.)
If you use butter and eggs, it’s 157 calories and 9 grams of fat.
If you are really watching things , you can use 1/4 c. Nucoa margarineand 1/4 c. applesauce. That’s only 115 calories and 3.6 grams of fat, which is 3 of the new Weight Watchers points.
Oh, and you know how I ask you not to ruin perfectly good desserts by adding nuts? If you go all crazy and add the full 1 cup of walnuts with the eggs and butter, your little slice of banana bread will be a whopping 223 calories and 5.8 grams of fat! That’s 6 points on the new Weight Watchers plan, should you be curious.
So now you know: even though I’m posting “allergy friendly” recipes, take another look. Allergy friendly can also mean diet friendly!