I don't know that I have met anyone who doesn't like banana bread. The smell of it cooking makes the house so warm and cozy. There is a way for people trying to lose weight to still get to eat banana bread! This Weight Watchers Banana Bread is so good you won't miss those extra calories! It is definitely a Weight Watchers recipe you will want to keep!
Weight Watchers Banana Bread
One way to help reduce the chance that I will overeat this Weight Watchers banana bread is to make mini loaves. Plus I think mini loaves are CUTE! 😆
Did I mention they make great gifts? You could even make a batch and take it to your Weight Watchers meeting. Who wouldn't want an adorable mini loaf of banana bread with this yummy recipe attached to it!
How to Make Weight Watchers Banana Bread
This is a wet ingredient/dry ingredient recipe. I think it is kind of a pain..but the outcome is so worth it!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Start by putting all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Using a mixer, mix the dry ingredients so they are well combined.
Next put your wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
It is time to pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Fold the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. Don't over stir this!
Divide the batter evening between the four pans.
Last you can sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on top of each mini loaf before placing in the oven.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
How Many Points Does This Banana Bread Have?
I am really happy with how the points turned out for this recipe. You can eat 1/2 of a mini loaf for only 5 Freestyle SmartPoints! That is a pretty big portion!!
Now if you leave off the mini chocolate chips the points will decrease to 4 Freestyle SmartPoints! So you have an option to lower the points even more.
Now if you want to get even LOWER….divide each mini loaf into 3 equal portions and leave off the chocolate chips for only 3 Freestyle SmartPoints!
What is Your Favorite Weight Watchers Recipe?
I can't really narrow it down to just one. When I find a healthy and delicious Weight Watchers recipe I will make it over and over.
One that I love is Triple Berry Crisp…it is a dessert but full of berries and low in points!
I would love to hear what some of your favorite WW recipes are! Let me know how you like the Weight Watchers Banana Bread!
Weight Watchers Banana Bread is a delicious skinny version of a favorite sweet bread. This Weight Watchers recipe is low in Freestyle SmartPoints.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 2 large bananas
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chip
Mix all the dry items in a large bowl until well-combined.
Mix all the wet items in a medium bowl until smooth.
Add the liquid into the dry ingredients and fold it in until just blended
Divide the batter into 4 greased mini loaf pans sized 5 inches by 3 inches.
Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chips on top of each mini loaf.
Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
If you are a Weight Watchers follower this makes 8 servings. Each serving is 1/2 of a mini loaf. This is 5 Freestyle SmartPoints.
If you leave off the chocolate chips it will be 4 Freestyle SmartPoints.
If you leave off the chocolate chips and divide it into 12 servings...1/3 of each loaf will be 3 Freestyle SmartPoints.