On another note we are trying to eat 'cleaner' as well. Less processed sugars and foods. Much easier said then done but we're trying. Honestly Hunter is doing MUCH better with it then I am :o/ I modified the recipe to follow more of a paleo style of recipe. And please note that use the term 'paleo' very loosely! I have flat refused to give up my bread and cheese. I enjoy food to much and if it means a extra inch on my waste so be it! I'll just work out a little more!
I found the recipe here on allrecipes.com.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and peanut butter; mix well. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture.
- Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf ban. Bake at 350 degrees F for 70-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make it more of a paleo recipe we used organic peanut butter and local raw honey instead of the 1cup of sugar. When substituting honey for sugar use equal parts replacement up to 1 cup. If the recipe calls for more then 1 cup of sugar you substitute 3/4 of the amount called for for anything over a cup. Does that make since? If I totally confused you you can use the google and find the information as well. If your local we get our honey from the Summerville Farmers Market. It's so tasty, cheaper then at a grocery store and eating local honey is proven to be good for your health. Also when baking with honey you have to watch your oven temp and cook time more closely. It is suggested that you reduce the cooking temp by 5 degrees since honey browns/burns faster then regular sugar.
I decided on muffins instead of a loaf and was able to get a dozen large muffins and a dozen mini muffins out of this recipe.
They are delicious! The kids loved um and I have already eaten two. :oP They are not as sweet as a 'normal' muffin but still hold alot of flavor and quite a bit of sweetness. Enjoy!!!
Do you have any cooking tips for using healthier substitutes?
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