Banana Nut Bread
On A Low GI Diet

With a low glycemic index (low GI) diet, you can reduce food cravings, control spikes in blood sugar levels and manage your weight. However, sometimes it's difficult to find low GI recipes for desserts and snacks that are also delicious.

A low GI diet is based on the Glycemic Index (GI), which breaks foods down into low GI foods and high GI foods. High GI foods raise blood glucose quickly, leading to intense food cravings and more overeating. By eliminating these foods from your diet and eating low GI foods instead, you can control your blood sugar level (essential for those with diabetes) and lose weight.

Low GI foods are mostly whole foods that are high fiber and nutrient-rich. If you are on a low GI diet and looking for a delicious dessert or snack, this banana nut bread fits the bill. Made with whole wheat flour and brown sugar, this bread is perfect for those on a low GI diet. And it's yummy too!


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp SPLENDA brown sugar blend
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup walnuts (chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat SPLENDA and egg whites together.
  4. Add in mashed bananas, vanilla and buttermilk. Beat lightly.
  5. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and combine.
  6. Add walnuts and stir until well combined.
  7. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  8. Pour mixture into pan and bake 45 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Learn more about the Glycemic Index and which foods are low GI.


Comments on "Low glycemic banana nut bread - Low GI banana nut bread recipe"

Bobbi Richards November 09, 2010 | 9:40 AM

What is the GI for this banana nut bread and do you have the Nutritional break-down per serving size? I see that you have had both of these comments, but I don't see any replys.

Rachel December 12, 2009 | 8:52 AM

Did anyone ever get the cal/carb/fat breakdown of this receipe and the serving size? I'd love to give it as a gift, but I'd like to have that information before I do.

Cathy November 16, 2009 | 6:59 PM

Do you have the nutritional break down per serving size for the low glycemic banana bread?? Thanks Cathy

Julia November 09, 2009 | 9:38 PM

What is the glycemic rating for the banana bread recipe?

Jennifer Garrett May 20, 2009 | 6:23 PM

Do you have any suggestions for natural alternatives to Splenda? I want to reduce my family's sugar intake, but I don't want to rely on artificial sweeteners. Those are not "whole" foods to me.

Jon January 08, 2009 | 8:51 PM

delicious! I substituted almond meal for the flaxseed, and yogurt for the buttermilk, and it turned out great...

teisha September 16, 2008 | 3:37 PM

Could I please get the nutritional facts for this recipe, along with the serving size per person. I am really eager to make this banana bread, it is one of my favorite treats, and I am so excited that you have a healthy recipe for it.

Dru White June 02, 2008 | 4:16 PM

What is the glycemic rating for this recipe? Forgive me if It is there but I don't see it.

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