Just about everybody loves it. Unfortunately though, too much is a bad thing. Sad but true.
My challenge was to come up with a sweet treat that wasn’t sugar sweetened.
Fruit would be the way to go. In particular Banana’s.
“Banana’s contain sugar” I hear you say. True, but they also contain potassium, are a great source of antioxidant, taste so darn good and the less ripe the fruit the lower the G.I. Perfect.
I decided to work with the previously posted Banana and Coffee Bread recipe.
After a few ingredient adjustments and a couple of trial bakes, the final recipe resulted in a very moist, ‘ no sugar added’ sweet Banana Bread.
Try it. It’s terribly simple to make and absolutely delicious.
120g butter cut into cubes (I use salted)
120g chopped dates
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
60g milk (I used soy)
150g plain wholemeal flour
100g plain flour
5g baking powder
2g bicarb soda
5g ground cinnamon
250g banana – not too ripe
80g chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, beat the butter and dates together until the dates are all broken up and mixed really well with the butter. Add the egg, vanilla and roughly chopped banana and beat until it’s all mashed up.
Mix together the flours, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon and throw it all into the bowl with the banana. Pour in the milk and mix until combined. Stir in the walnuts.
My next challenge will be to make it gluten and sugar free. My sister’s a coeliac and a tough critic. I’ll let you know how it goes.