Sugar Free Banana Bread

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Postby Aitch » 23 Jan 2008, 22:19

OH! and i used frozen bananas. you know the ones that go brown in the fruit bowl? sling em in the freezer for when you want a cake.
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Postby ches » 23 Jan 2008, 22:26

If you refrigerate bananas the skins go black, but the banana stays more-or-less the same. Hubby brought in the groceries this weekend and left the bananas in the boot as they were hidden behind baby toys. It went down to -12 C or something ungodly cold and they went black. "No prob, I'll make banana loaf." Well the two green ones I bought to ripen by later in the week were still green. :( YUCK.
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Re: Sugar Free Banana Bread

Postby Mshelle » 31 Jan 2008, 15:14

Spottyshoes wrote:8oz Nana
3oz Raisins
4oz Flour
2oz butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp mixed spice


I have some bananas left over so was thinking of doing this recipe. But anyone have it in cups/tbsps rather than oz? And, what is MIXED spice, allspice?

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Postby ches » 31 Jan 2008, 15:44

If those are fluid ounces, then you can work on 8 oz = 1 cup, and so:

1 cup banana
3/8 cup raisins
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp mixed spice

I don't think mixed spice = allspice (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allspice), but nutmeg and cinnamon go well with banana, and some may like cloves, too.
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Postby Aitch » 01 Feb 2008, 15:53

allspice is deffo not mixed spice, but yes nutmeg and cinnamon will substitute. i meant to say... you should all buy these and then no greasing of tin necessary. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/product.aspx/ ... _5553_6545
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Postby AB&M » 01 Feb 2008, 15:54

I but some baking soda in mine last week too and it came out sooo much better - oh and the fact that my new oven cooks (hard & fast!) :D
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Postby Mshelle » 02 Feb 2008, 17:21

ARRGHHH!!!! Why is it the moment I decide to bake, the gas for the oven runs out?!!! So, 50 minutes in, I notice nothing is happening -- why, it's b/c there is NO HEAT!!! So, 10 minutes later, gas cannister changed and I started over... of course now I have an hour that I'm busy getting DS ready for bed (so much for nana bread for dinner) and cannot monitor the darn thing. So I let it cook at 180 for 15 minutes then turned it down to 140 so that if I was gone more than an hour, it wouldn't turn into a brick...

In the end, it turned out ok, but arrgh!!!

Oh, I used 1 cup flour not 1/2 cup as according to a google search for flour 4oz is about a cup (it's not fluid). I also didn't have enough butter so I substitued some shortening. For spice I used vanilla extract and cinnamon.

Tomorrow I might try the pumpkin muffins as I have some pumpkin in the fridge (not sure it's still good though..).

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Postby Fozza » 09 Feb 2008, 18:35

2nd attempt much better in my new jamie oliver silicon bread 'tin', with SR flour and baking powder. Yummy.
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Postby 56kath » 12 Feb 2008, 17:16

I have finally got round to making this - first attempt in the oven right now. Smells great..... will let u know how it turns out
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Postby luca'smum » 19 Feb 2008, 17:22

Made this a few times over the week-end as it gets eaten within hours of coming out of the oven, it's so yummy.

It stays quite flat, just goes up a bit in the middle. I actually doubled the quantities as my tin is too big otherwise, just a little less butter.
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Postby KangaandRoo » 04 Mar 2008, 14:06

just about to make my third loaf. dd loves it, but not quite as much as i do! yum!!!
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Postby Mrs Aroo » 04 Mar 2008, 21:06

I have now made this three times too. And Roo LOVES it. Once I made it with some chopped dates thrown in.

Then figured out Roo seems to be allergic to dates so the one I just made I doubled the quantities, grated in an apple and a carrot as well and it's come out really yummy. Roo loves this one too - I have frozen it ready cut into pieces so it's always to hand.

It seems like a really easy, flexible recipe. And so quick and easy. Yay!

Mshelle, you could try adding a pinch of nutmeg along with the cinnamon. By the way I feel your pain when it comes to empty gas bottles... always at the most inconvenient moment...!!!
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Postby Svea » 11 Mar 2008, 22:10

i have made this twice now. the first time i didnt use enough baking powder (use normal flour here) so it stayed quite flat and dense. yummy though.
made again, with double quantities except for the butter (thanks luca's mum for the ti) and added 2 teaspoons of baking powder per 4oz flour. eh voila (as they say in gay paris) it filled my loaf tin and rose beautifully to a moist delicious cake. the babies in my coffee morning group all approved, as did the mums (and dad). only madame didnt get to try any because of the gluten (she's not quite 6m yet)

thanks for posting the recipe - i have handed it on to other mums already...
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Postby Eli » 11 Mar 2008, 23:52

This recipe extra popular in this house too, though the chances of me getting for than a couple of slices are slim as DH adores it and DD likes it too so he goes to cut a piece for her snack and usually has 3 himself! Am having to buy extra bananas specially!
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Postby PerpetualMadness » 12 Mar 2008, 10:55

I loath bananas with a passion so if I make it with apple or apple carrot - do I grate and use the same quantities.

Of course, Pumpkin loves banana but I can't even bear to have them in the house (smell makes me yack) so he has it at friends' houses and at the childminder's. I can just about cope with him having the banana yoghurt in the little rachels pack.
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