Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots
5 from 2 votes

Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Heavy, moist and dark banana bread with dates and apricots made without added fat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 161
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 4 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1-3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 dried dates, chopped
  • 8 dried apricot halves, chopped


  • Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together the banana and eggs until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until well blended. Stir in the chopped dates and apricot halves.
  • Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir just until blended.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake until a toothipick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes then remove the loaf of bread from the pan and place it directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Other additions (instead of dates and apricots) I want to try:
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.2g2%
Carbohydrates 35.3g12%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread with dried fruit, healthy banana bread recipe, whole wheat banana bread