Monday, October 24, 2011


Did you know that today is National Food Day? Yea, neither did I until I looked at today's Hungry Girl Newsletter...

October 24 marks the first National Food Day EVER and to celebrate I am going to post  recipe by the best foodie in the whole world. My Great-Grandma Sigler. She was an original foodie before the term "foodie" even existed.

She passed away this Spring, but in no way has her influence on me ceased. Her overwhelming kindness and love have been passed down to my grandma, to my mother and then to me. She will not be remembered just for that though, but something else that she left behind... Cookbooks!

Full of delicious delicacies that she gathered from decades of old newspapers and magazines, shared desserts between families and friends and of course those from her own creation, these cookbooks entitled: Recipes of Mildred Sigler are a staple in my kitchen.

And today's recipe was one of her most requested recipes of all time. Banana Nut-Bread.

Now, the original recipe was wonderful, sweet and moist, full of delicious bananas, nuts and... Shortening?

Okay. Obviously some adaptions had to be made before I could post it on my "healthy" blog, right?

Not to worry though, because this healthified recipe still maintains the same moistness and flavor of the full fat version.

Also, to make things even better, it can be made in one single bowl (thus its title).

One Bowl Banana Bread

Adapted from Mildred Sigler's Banana Nut Bread

Makes 16 servings

  • 4 bananas (400 grams)
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters (2 eggs or egg replacements)
  • 5/8 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (120 grams)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (I use salt sense)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (120 grams)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas in a bowl and the combine with the egg beaters, sugar and oil.
  3. Measure in the white flour, baking soda, salt then the second cup of flour. Mix together. Add optional nuts if desired.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in a large (9x5) loaf pan.
I hope you enjoy this banana bread as much as my family has over the years. This is the first, but definitely not the last post that I dedicate to her, as I hope to share many more of her awesome recipes with you in the future.


Note: I will post the nutrition facts tomorrow. Think about this- A slice of banana nut-bread from Starbucks is 490 calories!


  1. oooh.. this looks really yummy. I love banana bread, the healthier the better. great recipe with only 2 tbsp of oil and so healthy.

  2. Banana Nut Bread is the BEST! Have you ever tried it with peanut butter on it?! :D