Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sugar-Free Banana Bread

This no-sugar thing is not for sissies.

I'm on day three and I'm already struggling. I had no idea how many foods had sugar in them! It's incredibly frustrating. It seems like every label I read has sugar way up high on the ingredient list. Every single whole wheat/whole grain bread variety I checked out at the store today had sugar in them. Guess I'll be making my own bread this week!

Tonight I was craving something sweet like you-would-not-even-believe, so I decided to make good use of the half-rotten bananas sitting on my counter.

I just improvised the recipe, but it actually turned out really great. Not only did these muffins satisfy my sweet tooth, I have plenty left for breakfast tomorrow and another dozen to freeze for later.

Sugar-free Banana Bread (or muffins!)

4 medium over ripe bananas - mashed
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix eggs, oil, honey, milk and bananas in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Butter two loaf pans and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Muffins only need about 15 minutes. Slather with butter and enjoy!


  1. yummy, that looks great!! How's your no sugar thing going? Me? Ummm....

    The picture of the three of you is so cute! :)

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I too am cutting the sugar out. It is getting easier every day. But a muffin would be a nice treat! I'm ok with honey, it's unrefined white stuff that irks me.

    I found bread at the store yesterday, I was shocked, a wholegrain baguette with NO sugar in the list. It's nice and it was the last one..I grabbed that sucker so fast!

    I found that some whole grain bread helped with the cravings a lot!

    Keep going..I'm on day 6 or 7 and it does get easier!


  3. I love banana bread! I would never have even begun to think that it could be made sans sugar! Great idea!

    Thanks for visiting my blog on Think About This Tuesday! Hope to see you again soon!

  4. That looks and sounds delicious! I know, giving up sugar was incredibly hard for me. And even now, realizing that I've been eating too many natural sweeteners - it's really tough to go without. I wish you well!

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog saying that Jude was cute. We tend to agree with that statement:-)
    I love this recipe! I also love this idea of body before baby. (I think that is what it is called.) Sugar is my achillies heel right now. I don't have trouble exercising, just with eating.
    I am so glad that you posted on my blog or I may never have come across this program!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Glad to 'see' that you are doing well and taking such a creative approach to eliminating sugar. You and Mindy just might convince me to give it a try. Love the family phota

  7. I love your blog. Very helpful, very fun. I am currently avoiding sugar, wheat, soy, onions and I am severly allergic to egg whites. I am an avid cook and really have to get creative, especially if I want to be able to enjoy some things that the rest of the world can. I have discovered Agave nectar as a delicious sweetner, of course... honey and pure maple syrup. Also... Stevia and Zylitol. Keep up the good work. I am getting ready to follow you on Twitter too.

  8. Oh muh goodness...those look soooo good! Some of my favorite memories of my Grandma are centered around baking banana bread together.

    I have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Hmm...I was thinking that if I tried to go w/out sugar, I'd have to go without honey, too. If I can have a tiny bit of honey, I might be able to do this sugar-less thing....

  10. Mmmmmmmmm. That is worth trying out! And your munchkin is adorable!

  11. Banana bread is the best. It's also a great way to make use of over ripe bananas!