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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!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Banana Bread

I feel like my freezer is being taken over by bananas......1 or 2 at a time! Why do we always seem to have 1 or 2 from the bunch that doesn't get eaten? When I lived in Georgia, that wasn't a problem......I'd just toss them off the deck into the neighbor's yard for their Pot Belly Pigs to eat. Since I hate to waste food, they now go into the freezer(s). And yesterday I realized I had ALOT of bananas in the freezer upstairs (scared to look in the ones downstairs). Banana Bread is a great way to use up those bananas. I know everyone probably has their own version, but this one was just too easy and tasty to not share.  Also, notice where I put the "Preheat oven to 350º".....can't see preheating your oven for that extra 15 minutes while the mashed bananas are 'resting'. This freezes well, so double up for those days you don't want to bake.....and to get rid of all your frozen, forgotten bananas!!

Makes 9 or 12 Slices
9 Slices = 3 PointsPlus™
12 Slices = 2 PointsPlus™

4 ripe bananas
1 cup Splenda granulated
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour

Spray a 9 x 5” loaf pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in the Splenda and let stand for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350º.

Add applesauce & egg substitute to the mashed bananas; beat well. Add remaining ingredients & mix thoroughly.

Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes; then remove from the pan to completely cool on a wire rack.

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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