Applesauce banana cake

This should actually be called Yes-Yes Banana Cake as you can eat as much of it as you like totally guilt free!

I’ll be honest, the idea of a fat-free sugar-free banana cake sounded a bit grim before I tried it, but I’m on a diet at the moment and frankly, I got a bit desperate for a piece of cake.This cake has no fat in it, and is sweetened by a mixture of the bananas, honey and (unsweetened) apple sauce and it tastes fantastic. You *really* wouldn’t guess how healthy it is by tasting it! It’s moist and moreish and I totally wouldn’t go back to my regular ‘butter and sugar’ recipe!

All the recipes for banana bread using apple sauce were using cups rather than grams so I had to make my own recipe up. I’ve put both options here, hope it’s helpful!

No fat no sugar banana bread


  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups (350g) of self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) sugar free apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup (170g) honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g raisins or sultanas
  • 100g chopped apricots or chopped dates
  • 1/2 bicarbonate of soda or baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mash your bananas (I found that a potato masher is the best tool for the job) and mix in the sultanas, dates, apple sauce and honey. Stir in the beaten eggs followed by the flour and mix gently until combined.

Pour the mixture into a lined or oiled loaf tin and sprinkle with oats or demerara sugar* (optional)

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F / 175 degrees C for about an hour.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Once the banana bread is completely cold slice and enjoy!

*having some crunchy sugar on top is very very nice, but then it isn’t strictly a ‘no-sugar’ cake I guess…

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