Sunday, 10 July 2011

Fantastic Sugar Free Banana Bread

So we have this amazing banana bread recipe Tyler found online awhile back that yields seriously the best banana bread ever.  I wanted to make a sugar free banana bread using stevia, but still wanted to use our usual recipe, so I just figured out how to substitute stevia for sugar.  Basically 1 cup sugar = 1tsp stevia, but you have to make up the lost bulk with something that works in whatever recipe you are using.  The original recipe called for 3/4 cup sugar, so we used 1 tsp stevia and made up the rest with extra mashed banana. 

Sugar Free Banana Bread

Combine:
2 cups flour
1 tsp stevia
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Mash 3 ripe bananas (+extra bananas to make up for the lost 3/4 cup sugar) then add:
2 large eggs, beaten
6 tbsp melted butter
 1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

Pour wet ingredients into dry and fold.  Pour into greased and floured pan and bake at 350 C for 45-50mins.

So how did it turn out?  Amazing!!  Still moist and delicious, and just sweet enough.  We made one plain loaf and one loaf with home made sugar free chocolate chips.  (not sure how Tyler made them, but I think it was something along the lines of melting baker's chocolate then adding stevia to sweeten, then spreading on a parchment lined baking sheet, cooling, then breaking into 'chips')

And the best part is feeling good about offering it to our kids as a snack knowing that it's sugar free.  They love it too!

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