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Low Sugar Banana Bread

Low Sugar Banana Bread

4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Main
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 4 bananas , very ripe
  • 1/3 cup (70 grams) butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup (80 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 60 grams pecans , chopped


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (340 F).
  • In a bowl, use a fork to break 2 bananas into smaller chunks, set aside.
  • In another big bowl, add the other 2 bananas, coarsely chopped, add sugar, and mix with a mixer for about 5 minutes, until everything is blended smoothly.
  • Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract, mix with mixer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda, using spatula to mix until flour is fully incorporated.
  • Fold in pecans and stir several times.
  • Add the smashed bananas from step 2, slightly mix everything.
  • Grease a loaf pan with butter. Pour the batter into loaf pan, and bake for around 1 hour 5 minutes. Rotate the bread halfway through the cooking period, to make sure both sides are evenly baked. The bread is ready when the surface turns golden brown, and a chopstick inserted into the bread comes clean.
  • Let the bread cool for 10 to 15 minutes, then move it onto a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.


Serving: 85g, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 31.7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9.2g, Saturated Fat: 3.6g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 199mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 2.2g, Sugar: 11.7g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 7mg