Berry-Good-For-You Banana Bread

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

This recipe is really for those who want to cut their carb intake and increase their fiber. It uses a low-carb baking mix called CarbQuick, which I order on-line. However, it is very similar to Bisquick, already having the baking powder in it, so feel free to substitute if you prefer.


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Serves:

16 slices

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 5 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
mashed banana
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 c
high fiber cereal, like all-bran
2/3 c
boiling water
1/2 c
berry-flavored applesauce
1 c
splenda-sugar blend
1 c
frozen raspberries
2
beaten eggs
3 c
carbquick baking mix, or more as needed
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x5-inch bread pan, and one mini-loaf pan.
2
In a large bowl, pour boiling water over the fiber cereal. Let cool 10 minutes.
3
Add the banana, lemon juice, applesauce, splenda-sugar, and frozen raspberries to the fiber cereal. Mix well. Check to be sure the mixture is no longer hot, then beat in the beaten eggs.
4
Stir the baking powder into the CarbQuick baking mix, then fold the baking mix into the moist ingredients. Mix until combined, but do not over-mix. If batter appears too thin, add more CarbQuick. You want it the consistency of muffin batter - thicker than cake batter.
5
Fill the bread pans about 2/3 full. I used a mini-loaf pan because it made slightly more batter than was good for my large bread pan.
6
Bake until bread tests done in center with a toothpick. The mini-loaf took about 45-50 minutes, and the large loaf took 65 minutes.
7
Cool in pans 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to finish cooling. Wrap in foil and keep refrigerated.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Diabetic, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy