The Fit Skool

by Kelly

You only need 1 banana “Banana Bread Recipe”


The weather was very snowy yesterday and I was forced to cancel my boot camp class because the place I teach at was closing early. That meant I was stuck at home with Ava. This wasn’t a bad thing but I do get bored easily. I decided to try out a banana bread recipe. I rarely have 2 over-ripe bananas sitting around the house, but 1 is definitely more common. Do you agree?

So with my 1 banana, I whipped up this recipe in no time. I was overly pleased with how the banana bread turned out especially since I snuck in some oats and wasn’t sure how that would effect it! With only 1/2 cup oats left in the container I figured I should use them up. I am really glad I did because it added some great texture to the banana bread.
Some banana bread recipes take a while to cook in the oven but this one was super quick. 24 minutes according to my clock!  
The 1 banana “Banana Bread Recipe”
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons egg whites
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine brown sugar, banana, egg whites, oil & milk and mix well. Combine remaining dry ingredients. Add flour mixture into wet mixture until moist.


Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray, add the batter and bake for 25 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. YUM!


Makes 8 Slicesper slice approximately 148 calories, 2.6g fat, 28.4g carbs,1.3g fat, 3.3g protein

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. We also baked banana bread over here the other day. While it was a healthier recipe, it’s almost gone. Whoops. I might have to limit the baking but it’s so nice to do when you’re stuck inside due to cold temperatures.

    Good luck heading back to work! Are you going back full-time?

    • Our banana bread is gone too! it was delicious I might need to make another batch. I agree there isn’t much to do inside with this cold weather!

      I am not going back full-time, but my schedule is different since I am a trainer/instructor. I have fridays off and I am working 3 days.. then teaching classes on 3 nights.

      • That seems like the perfect balance! I go back the first week of March and have mixed feelings. I love my job but hate the thought of being away from Allston. I’ll also have Fridays off though! I think that’ll make a huge difference. Good luck next week!!

        • I love my job so I am not dreading going back but it is going to be very hard this first week!!
          Having Fridays off will be awesome for you :) Especially when it gets warmer and we can do more outside it will be nice to have a longer weekend!!

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