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Cinnamon Banana Nut Bread-Banana bread with a twist! Healthy version of banana bread with a cinnamon swirl in the middle! Weight Watchers friendly (7 SmartPoints). www.bitesofflavor.com

Cinnamon Banana Nut Bread

Moist, comforting, yet healthy.  Fluffy banana bread with a cinnamon sugar swirl is guaranteed to hit the spot!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12


Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons Light Butter (or ½ Stick Light Butter), at room temperature
  • 1 Egg White, at room temperature
  • 1 Egg, at room temperature
  • ¼ Cup Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt, at room temperature
  • 4 Medium Very Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 2/3 Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Walnuts, Chopped

Cinnamon Swirl Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoons Cinnamon


  • Pull out the egg, egg white, butter, and Greek yogurt to get to room temperature before starting the recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-fat cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon then set aside.
  • In a medium, bowl combine bananas, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Mash bananas and mix all ingredients until well combined.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. If you don’t have a sifter, you can use a metal strainer/sieve!
  • Using a mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until fully combined for about 1 minute.
  • Add banana mixture and beat until well combined for about 30 seconds.
  • Add flour mixture slowly and beat until well combined for about 30 seconds. Add walnuts until well combined.
  • Pour half the batter into the loaf pan and spread out the batter until even.
  • Sprinkle half the cinnamon mix onto the batter.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter and cinnamon mix.
  • Draw a knife through the batter to make a marble effect.
  • Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, covering the pan loosely with foil after 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and starting to crack.
  • Let the pan cool for 15 minutes on a metal rack.


Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 12- (5 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 133 FAT: 3.6 SATURATED FAT: 0.8 CARBS: 23.1 FIBER: 2.4 SUGARS: 10 PROTEIN: 3.7