One Bowl Low Fat Banana Bread Bites


I made the mistake of telling the husband these were cookies.  It is just not the correct representation of the small, filling, satisfying low fat treats that they are.  They are perfect when you just need that little something to finish off a meal, or to have alongside tea or coffee.  They are soft and cake like – not thin and crispy as he prefers his cookies to be.

Or, if you are stuck in a car with 3 tired, hungry kids, they can serve as lunch for toddlers- as long as you have a bag of them that you meant to give your friend, but can feed to your children instead as you waited for her to come back to the car while running joint mommy errands together.

One Bowl Low Fat Banana Bread Bites


  • 2-3 ripe bananas, mashed with fork
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon flax seed or chia seed (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg whisked with fork
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 4oz container or 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup whole cane sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, chopped as finely as possible


  1. Oven to 350.
  2. In a bowl mix together bananas through whole cane sugar with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in spelt flour and fold that into the batter. When there are just a few streaks of flour left, add chocolate and blend together gently.
  4. Use a Tablespoon to drop the batter onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Spraying spoon with Pam makes it easier to get the batter off.
  5. Makes about 40 cookies so either use 2 pans or do it in 2 batches.
  6. Cook for about 13 minutes- everyone's oven is calibrated slightly different, so keep an eye on them.
  7. Cool on rack.

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  • Jen Carey

    I’m going to try these! I’m always looking for a dairy-free recipe to use up brown bananas. There are three on my counter right now. I only have 1 cup of WWPF, so I’m going to sub in 1 cup of all-purp or King Arthur white WWF. I’ll let you know how the bites turn out!

  • Nicole

    So cool! I hope you like them. I had to take a hiatus from making them because they were going down too easy…