Since we all must know by now, how bad refined sugar is for us. I finally was brave enough to start baking with Stevia. You can find Stevia at Trader Joes (powder form), Central Market and PCC both have Stevia in both powder and liquid forms... I suggest you have both on hand. Don't get stevia confused with Purevia or Truvia which you can find at any grocery store or drug store..these are NOT true and pure Stevia...these knock off brands have fillers in them such as maltodextrin.
Here are a few sites that you can check out to see the benefits of Stevia and also see how refined sugars and artificial sweetners can harm our health and body:
Okay now we are finally to my Guiltless Banana Bread w/ Stevia Recipe:
2 Eggs ( try to use organic if you can)
2/3 c. Applesauce
1 c. Mashed up banana
1/3 c. Milk (I used vanilla almond milk, or you can use rice milk too)
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. Whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt finely ground, i like my anient sea salt by Real Salt
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. Stevia (powder)
1/2 c. Chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
Mix all wet ingredients in large bowl (first 5 ingredients) . Sift all remaining ingredients in seperate bowl then add to wet mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased (I greased mine with coconut oil) 9x5 loaf pan bake in preheated oven at 350 for 60 min. ( mine was done at about 55 min, so keep eye on it) Take it out and let it cool, then enjoy!!