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  • Yes. Here are four recipes. One using honey as a substitute. Sugarless Banana Nut Bread Ingredients 3 mashed bananas 1/2 cup of water 3/4 cup honey 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup raisins 1 cup nuts Mix all off the ingredients together. Stir until there are no lumps. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Serving Suggestions: Spread butter on the bread and toast it; serve with tea or coffee. Spread with cream cheese; Mary likes to make cream cheese sandwiches with this Banana Bread. Slice two thin pieces and spread cream cheese in the middle. The girls love these! SUGAR FREE BANANA BREAD 2 sm. bananas 2 med. eggs 1/2 c. shortening 12 dates, soaked 5 min., drained and chopped 1 3/4 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 12 walnuts, chopped Cut up banana. Add eggs and beat well. Cream shortening and add to banana mixture. Add dates. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nuts. Stir into creamed mixture just enough to moisten. Bake in 5x9 greased loaf pan 325 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until done. SUGAR FREE (BANANA-APPLE BREAD) 1/2 c. reduced-calorie butter 2 tbsp. sugar substitute 2 eggs or 1/2 c. egg beaters 1 3/4 c. self rising flour 3 med. bananas, chopped 1 c. peeled coarsely chopped apple Vegetable cooking spray 1. Cream butter in a large bowl, gradually add sugar substitute, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until thick and lemon colored. 2. Add flour to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in bananas and apple. 3. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. 4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 16 servings. Each serving = 1 starch; 1 fat SUGAR FREE BANANA NUT BREAD 3 or 4 mashed bananas 1 tbsp. sweetener (10 pkts.) Sweet & Low 2 eggs 1 3/4 c. flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 c. chopped nuts Sprinkle artificial sweetener over mashed bananas and stir until dissolved. Beat eggs and blend into bananas. Stir in dry ingredient. Add nuts, blend thoroughly. Bake in greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes then lower heat to 300 degrees and continue cooking for 35 more minutes. Serves 10. Exchanges: 1 1/2 bread, 1/2 fat, 121 calories. Edit - Bananas can be frozen once they have reached the desired ripeness. Their peels will turn completely brown, but don't worry about the banana within. When ready to use, simply thaw the bananas by letting them sit (unpeeled) on the counter until they warm up. Once thawed, peel the bananas. Substituting apple sauce for the butter works very well -- it adds moisture and sugar and is healthier. Lisa's Superb Banana Walnut Bread Ingredients: 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 mashed ripe bananas (approximately 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk 4 tablespoons room temperature butter 1 personal size container of no sugar added apple sauce (4oz or 3 tablespoons) 2 teaspoons vanilla 3/8 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking 1 egg 1 cup walnut pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Prepare 3 mini-loaf pans by spraying with non-stick baking spray. Stir together flour, oat bran, baking soda, and baking powder. set aside. Mash the bananas in a bowl. To the bananas add the buttermilk, butter, apple sauce, vanilla, Splenda Baking Blend, and the egg. Beat well with a mixer. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and blend until totally incorporated. Stir in the cup of walnuts. cook for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out dry. Let cool and then wrap well. Lisa said, "This recipe made 3 mini loaves and they were moist and wonderful tasting."
  • Yes you can substitute honey or maple syrup which is my favorite. Also if you are trying to stay away from all sweets, try stevia which is a terrific sweetener with zero on glycemic index.
  • 1 3/4 c. sifted cake flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 c. melted margarine 2 egg, beaten Liquid sweetener to equal 1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 med. sized bananas, mashed Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add remaining ingredients except bananas. Stir only until flour mixture is moistened. Fold in mashed bananas. Pour into greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees until top springs back when touched, about an hour.

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