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Guilt-free cravings: Enjoy LOW-CALORIE banana bread from Lo’kal

banana bread low calorie

Banana bread will always have a special place in the hearts of foodies. But with its delish taste and smell, it also comes with a great number of calories. A loaf of typical banana bread has about 200 to 300 calories per slice only(!) which is equivalent to one and a half cups of rice. I never even knew this before and I feel guilty for eating two to three slices of banana bread in one sitting.

Don’t be sad though. If you’re watching your calorie intake but still want to indulge in pastries, there’s a healthier option!

A Bulacan-based online shop named Lo’kal is selling homemade banana bread that has only 125 to 155 calories per slice, which is lower than what’s commonly available in the market. Inspired by their love for food and baking, owners Alexandria and Daryll San Juan came up with this unique idea while looking for a side hustle during the quarantine.

Low-Calorie Banana Bread
via Lo’kal

Lo’kal Banana Bread Variants

  • Classic, 125 kcal* for Php120 per loaf
  • Choco Bits, 150 kcal* for Php150 per loaf
  • Double Choco, 155 kcal* for Php160 per loaf

*per serving/slice

“While many bread and pastries are flooding our newsfeed right now, we brainstormed on how to make our products unique and stand out against others. We thought why not make our favorite pastries and desserts guilt-free and healthier since my sister, Daryll, is a registered nutritionist dietitian,” shared Alex.

Daryll spent a month researching and calculating ingredients to modify Lo’kal’s banana bread and transform it into a healthier one. After weeks of recipe testing, the sisters finally introduced online the Lo’kal Banana Bread.

via Lo’kal

“We are happy to find out that many people are really caring for their health, as well as the environment. Now, we are testing recipes of other pastries using only plant-based ingredients,” said Daryll.

While Lo’kal may be starting small online, the sisters have a bigger purpose in launching their new business. Aside from offering low-calorie and healthier food options, Lo’kal also aims to promote locally-made products and encourage customers to live a low-impact lifestyle.

The delivery fee ranges from Php20 to Php30 in Bulacan, while Metro Manila delivery varies depending on the courier charge.

For orders, reach out to their social media platforms:

Facebook: @lokalbulacanph

(https://www.facebook.com/lokalbulacanph)

Instagram: @lokalbulacan

(https://www.instagram.com/lokalbulacan)

(12) Comments

  1. This sounds like such a great idea. I actually have a ready to make packet of low calorie bananna bread in the cupboard that I’m yet to make.

    1. Nice! That’s an easy alternative for when you crave for banana bread but guilt-free 😀

  2. Kayleigh Zara says:

    This sounds like a great way to create banana bread – especially if you are looking out for the calories! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Oooh I love banana bread and this looks delicious!

  3. OMG that looks delicious!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

  4. shortgirlwalking says:

    That looks absolutely delicious, and a lot healthier than the banana bread I’ve been eating over the weekend haha They’ve done a great job!

  5. I used to eat banana bread all of the time when I was young. And to this day nothing beats homemade banana bread but their bread looks fresh and tasty. Thanks for sharing- Josie xxx

  6. Serena says:

    This looks so delicious! I knew banana bread had a lot of calories but not that much!

    1. I’m such a sucker for banana bread! Definitely giving this a shot, especially because of those low calories!

  7. I hadn’t even considered how high-carb normal banana bread is! This looks absolutely delicious x

    Roni | myelevatedexistence.com

  8. Nora Breyer says:

    Thank you for that awesome recipe! Can’t wait trying it out! ❤

  9. I adore banana bread so this post is right up my street! I love how you gave 3 different options as well – even more choices to try!

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