Sugar Free Banana Bread
photo by Gwenlyn N.
- Ready In:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 medium bananas, cut into chunks
- 1 egg
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir to blend.
- Place bananas in blender and puree until smooth.
- Add the bananas and rest of ingredients to flour mixture and mix well.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
I made a few changes for my 9-month-old â€” I used an egg white; I left out raisins & nuts; I added about 1/4 cup shredded carrot; I used 1/3 cup applesauce and just 1/8 cup vegetable oil. I also just mashed the banana with a fork instead of pureeing. The bread is dense and not very sweet, but it's moist and â€” most importantly â€” my baby likes it. She's learning to self-feed, so she's been picking up chunks of it. (Messy!) Thanks!
This banana bread baked up perfectly! My bake time was exactly 40 minutes and I used my Pampered Chef Loaf Pan, which was the perfect size. I made this recipe for the Zaar Healthy ABC 2008 Game and gave it to my daughter to bring to her boss at work. She loves banana bread! Thanks for an excellent, healthy banana bread! Oh yeah, I couldn't find unsweetened orange juice at my grocery store so I bought a lower sugar Tropicana Pure Premium (it actually had the Weight Watchers symbol on it indicating that it was only 1 point for 8 ounces so that was the next closest thing). Thanks again. I posted a couple pictures for you too.
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I love this recipe! I replaced the walnuts and raisons with blueberries and dark chocolate chunks! I also used rye flour instead of wholemeal. It was really nice but it wasn't as banana-ry or moist as I'd liked it to be. This might be due to the flour I used. I will probably make this agin but maybe add another banana.
Having diabetic friends, and wanting to cut back on sugar and sugar substitutes in our diet drives me to look for recipes like this one. It is a delightful recipe as it is written; but it also works well to substitute 1/2 cup of the flour with 1/2 cup of oats. The oats improve the texture for our taste buds.
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