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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Top Banana Bread

This is a Hungry Girl recipe.

Makes 8 servings
2 PointsPlus™ per serving

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener - Granulated
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (@3 bananas)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
(Optional toppings: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray, Cool Whip Free)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, baking powder cinnamon and salt (all the dry ingredients). Mix well.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg substitute, applesauce and vanilla extract (all the wet ingredients). Mix thoroughly. Add the wet mixture to the bowl containing the dry ingredients and stir until just blended.

Spoon batter into a large loaf pan (about 9" x 5") sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for @50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Allow to cool and cut into 8 slices. Top with optional toppings. Enjoy!!!

MY SPIN:  I love cinnamon so I always add more! I also put in @1 cup of chopped walnuts. I also used 4 small bananas (had to get rid of them somehow!). And, I didn't have a loaf pan that size so I used two: 1 was 8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/8 and the other was 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2.....you know...those foil throw-away kind. And the nonstick spray I used was butter flavor. I figured that since the pans were smaller the point value would still be @2 even with adding the nuts.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*

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