Happy Friday loves! The weekend is finally here and for today's post I thought I'd share a favourite recipe of mine, banana bread. I love me some banana bread and if you're a day one reader you'll know that I've shared one of my banana bread recipes before. It is just the perfect treat when you need something a little sweet and it's definitely a crowd pleaser if you're baking for friends, family or a bake sale. Today's recipe is a little bit different from my previous one and is more waistline friendly for those of us watching our weights. It's still got the same great taste but with fewer calories and absolutely no sugar because I've used Natvia Natural Sweetener.
If you've never heard of Natvia it's a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. Not only is it made from 100% natural ingredients but it also has a low glycemic index making it ideal for diabetics. It can be used for cooking and baking and it tastes amazing. I often use it in my breakfast porridge and also use it to brew my iced coffees but today's recipe will be my first attempt at using it for baking and I must say the results were great. If you don't want to take my word for it I suggest you try out the recipe and decide for yourself.
As you can see from the pictures my banana bread was a success. Not only did it taste amazing but it also had a great soft texture despite using oat flour. This is because I made sure to blend my oats to as fine a consistency as I could get them and I also made sure to sift them. Adding the olive oil also makes for a softer and moist bread that does not dry out.
You can serve your banana bread with custard or you could lightly toast it and add some jam or honey. I absolutely love this recipe and the banana bread is the perfect guilt free treat.
As Always I encourage creativity so feel free to add and subtract certain ingredients to tailor make this recipe for your preferred taste. You can also make this recipe vegan by using flax eggs instead of eggs and you'll still get the same result. I really hope you enjoyed this quick and easy recipe and please do let me know if you try it out in the comments below. If you decide to try it out I'd love to see a picture so tag me on Instagram and Twitter!