Reduced-Sugar Banana Bread Recipe

Reduced-Sugar Banana Bread Recipe made with Truvia

A moist and delicious classic for the entire family! This reduced-sugar banana bread contains 25% fewer calories* and 76% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Recipe makes 16 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serving size: 1 slice

Calories: 120 Calories


  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 11⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 34 cup Truvía® Sweet Complete™ Brown with a Hint of Molasses Calorie-Free Sweetener with Stevia Leaf Extract

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened

  • 11⁄3 cups (about 3 small) very ripe bananas; mashed

  • 13 cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.

  • 2.

    Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Cream together Truvía® Sweet Complete Brown Sweetener butter.

  • 4.

    Add mashed bananas, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract to sugar/butter mixture until well combined.

  • 5.

    Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. The batter should be thick and chunky. Do not overmix.

  • 6.

    Transfer batter to loaf pan, about 34 full. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake until 50-55 minutes and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  • 7.

    Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and transfer to a wire rack.

*This banana bread has 120 calories and 3 grams of sugar per serving, compared to the full-sugar version that has 160 calories and 13 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 180
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Erythritol 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6% DV
Vitamin C 6% DV
Calcium 6% DV
Iron 6% DV
Reduced-Sugar Banana Bread is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results, here’s helpful nutrition data This recipe is missing the serving size. So, using Lose It! app, I calculated that, cut into 9 (1-inch wide) slices, each slice is 143 calories, using my ingredient substitutions: whole wheat flour, 1/2 a cup of Truvia sweet complete, 1 teaspoon of molasses, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, coconut oil, whole milk kefir.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Banana Bread I do a lot of baking but try not to use too much sugar. This bread is the best! I used whole wheat flour and added chopped walnuts. I think this may have been one of the best banana breads I’ve ever made!
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reduced Sugar Banana Bread The recipe I used asked for 1/2 cup of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. It was very good. I noticed the reduction of butter to 1/3 cup, and vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon when I was searching for the 180 calorie slice(s) per loaf. My friends liked the original recipe. I am wondering if the reduced butter/vanilla recipe is as good, or did I write the wrong recipe down a few years ago.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moist and delicious I tried this recipe and switched the buttermilk to plain nonfat yogurt and it came out very moist and the taste is delicious. I like that it is not super sweet but sweet enough for banana bread. I love banana bread but i am trying to cut back on sugar and calories for keeping healthy. I am happy I can still enjoy flavorful banana bread with less sugar and calories and more protein.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Alternative Banana bread is one of my favorite sweets and now I can make it without worrying if the added sugar is going to affect my blood sugar. This is very tasty and a wonderful alternative to the full sugar version.
Date published: 2017-01-16
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