Monday, January 7, 2013

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a very happy holidays and I apologize for the pause in blogging! I unfortunately had been dragged back to work the day after Christmas, although my brain managed to stay on vacation an extra week or 2..and my stomach definitely benefited from a recovery break as well!
But now I'm back and ready to continue to share some great recipes with you :) I know the New Year usually entails resolutions for crazy diets and exercise {that only ever last about a month or so}, so I'll try to help you out and ring in the new year with something a little more on the healthy side.

Now you know my twin sister Melissa is as much of a health freak as I am, but she definitely has a broader palate and a real love for food.  Aside from all the delicious vegetarian meals she cooks up, I'm proud to say she is finally dabbling in the world of breads and baking!  So today's post is a guest blog of her latest creation, Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Banana Bread!
Gluten Free Banana Bread
4 eggs
4-5 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Splenda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup melted smart balance (you can use coconut oil or butter)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly.  Add mashed bananas, splenda, applesauce and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.

Add flours, salt and baking soda to the wet mixture and mix until completely incorporated.  Fold in the melted smart balance just until blended.
Pour batter into 2 loaf pans (if you don't have them you can substitute for a 9x13in pan like she did).  Bake for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan.  ENJOY!

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