Sugar-Free Banana Bread

Earlier this week I found myself with a couple of brown bananas. That always means it’s time to bake and the recipe of choice was my sugar-free banana bread. My recipe calls for no added sugar…all of the sweetness comes from juice or fruit. This time I did add some chocolate chips but skip those if you want to keep it healthier. I use a combination of flours to make it dense and full of wheat. Here it is:

sugar-free-banana-bread

First things first: Mix the dry ingredients.
1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup Wheat Bran
1/2 cup unbleached white flour. ( you can sub more whole wheat flour if you’d like)
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
sprinkle of salt

whole-wheat-banana-bread

Add:
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup fruit juice. I used OJ but you can also use apple juice. To keep the sugar content low opt for juice with no added sugar.

no-added-sugar-banana-bread

Next the wet ingredients in a separate bowl:
3 bananas, mashed with a fork. I like the variation in banana chunks in my bread.
1 heaping tablespoon apple sauce with no added sugar

Mix it all together. At this point you would add your goodies. Nuts, chocolate, raisins, whatever you desire. I added a few very dark mini chocolate chips (I have a tendency to want to make everything a dessert) and 1/2 cup walnut chunks.

healthy-banana-bread

Bake at 350 for 50-70 minutes in a greased bread pan. I bake mine for about 65 minutes but I’m at a higher altitude. Check it at 50 minutes and if it needs to bake longer put a sheet of tin foil on the top to keep it from getting too brown.
Cool, slice, and enjoy!

About Rhi

Rhi enjoys spending time with her family and working on the homestead. During spring and summer she is often found tending to her garden, and mini-orchard.

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