Stevia Banana Bread

Stevia Banana Bread

by Michelle on April 5, 2009

Since I had a bunch of overripe organic bananas on hand today, I decided to make banana bread (yum!) and try baking with stevia for the first time. I gathered the ingredients below and got to work:

Bowl #1

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 small mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Bowl #2

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp stevia powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

I mixed all of the ingredients of bowl #1 and bowl #2 separately, then slowly folded the dry ingredients into the wet. I poured the mixture into a 5″ x 9″ pan (greased with coconut oil- yum!) and baked it for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

I could barely wait for the bread to finish baking (because the smell was so amazing!) and cut myself a piece almost immediately after it was finished. I spread some butterĀ on my slice and it tasted like a sweet, healthy snack.

This bread was not as sweet as banana breads I have baked in the past using white flour, vegetable oil, and cups of sugar, but it was slightly sweet and still delicious. When I make this again I think I will add an extra banana and maybe some chopped walnuts to give it even more flavor.

If you try this out, let me know what you think! Or maybe you have your own healthy banana bread recipe you’d like to share with us… we’d love to hear about it!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah April 6, 2009 at 9:21 am

Thank you so much for this recipe! Grandma would be so proud. :)
I love that you used Stevia too. And even though it may not be as sweet, it is waaay healthier, not only because you cut the processed sugar, but you ADD benefits with the fiber in the stevia.

We have to be careful though, because now big manufacturers like Coke and Pepsi are jumping on the stevia bandwagon with their OWN stevia sweetening formulations. If their history with aspartame is any indication, their version of stevia in their drinks probably won’t be any better!

but Hey! Did you know you can grow a stevia plant in your garden?!? That’s my goal this year… :D

Michelle April 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Yes! I am hoping to get a plant from the farmers market! I read that the fresh leaves are great for sweetening tea :)

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