I adapted this recipe from “Eat Better America”. I LOVE banana bread, and like Christina, we always have bananas in our freezer! The one thing I did change was instead of walnuts, I added chocolate chips. I also used Nevella, which is a new brand of sugar free sweetener on the market. I did however inquire with them as to how many calories it is, say for example, 1 cup. You can use it anywhere sugar is used in baking and in drinks or smoothies or coffee in the same quantity. For 1 cup of Nevella sweetener, its only 91 calories. 1 cup of white sugar is 774 calories!!!!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup Nevella sweetener
1/4 cup canola oil
2 egg whites
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips.
Mix altogether in a mixer and pour into a bread pan. Bake at 375 for about 45-48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
The one thing I like about this sweetener is that it doesn’t have a weird after taste. I’ve made muffins with these that turned out great and my banana bread turned out great too. Nice and moist!
If you make this loaf into 10 slices, each slice is:
AND, the nice folks at Nevella sent me a care package of their sweetener to give to one of my readers!
So leave me a comment about what you would like to try making with this new sweetener! The winner will be randomly picked on March 1st!