No-sugar added: Banana Blueberry Bread

I’m currently on day 23 of a no sugar added diet. So if the food contains sugar that you wouldn’t find in it naturally, I don’t eat it. No stevia, no high fructose corn syrup, no dextrose (I could keep going, but I’ll stop). While not an easy journey, I’m honestly enjoying it.

One great benefit is my new-found desire to cook and bake! More food options that way :). So I decided to look around and make no sugar added muffins!

I looked around for a recipe, didn’t find one I really liked and combined a few. Total time is about 45-55 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup walnuts

 

I’m not really a baker, but here are my instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients, set aside. Mix the wet ingredients, leaving out the bananas and blueberries. Beat bananas into the wet ingredient bowl and once well mixed, slowly fold in the blueberries.

I decided to make 6 muffins and two mini loaves (coat the pans with nonstick spray).  The muffins took about 20 minutes, loaves about 30 minutes.

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Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

I didn’t add the walnuts this time around, but it adds a nice texture. This bread is a little more “banana-y” than the usual bread, but I really love the taste.

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