Monday, February 4, 2019

Sugar Free Banana Bread French Toast - Snuggly and Warm BWF

Hey howdy hey and welcome to the second edition for 2019 of BWF or Blog With Friends. Each month we choose a topic/theme and each blogger then sets about interrupting that theme however best suits them, their blog and readership. Of course I create recipes but there are crafts, DIY projects, writing, list, helpful hints/tips and a variety of other things. Be sure after checking out my post that you browse the others at the bottom, you'll find a picture of what they created and a link to their page.
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This month, February, we decided to go with "Snuggly and Warm" as you can guess a lot of us are eye ball deep in cold weather. We are snuggling down, baking, drinking lots of coffee and hibernating inside until the spring thaw. Snuggly and warm made me think of comfort food.
With the thought of comfort food, I wanted to enjoy it but not all the points (WW) or a butt load of fat/calories/sugar.
This is what happened....

I saw a delicious banana bread online, that is far too many points. I searched around and found one lower.
Then I thought about french toast. Do you see where this is going?

Check out the Sugar Free Banana Bread that I made on Friday, Saturday it was better but on Sunday I used it for french toast and MAN OH MAN that's the ticket!

For the banana bread, I changed a few things, but I found it at The Pound Dropper. She is one of many #ww ladies that I follow and am so very thankful that I found on Instagram. Here is her original recipe: HERE Skinny Banana Bread is what she calls it. I call it fantastic.Thank you Linds!

Here is my recipe or adaptation of her's.

Sugar Free Banana Bread
3 bananas
1 TBSP vanilla (I used NuNaturals vanilla syrup, get it HERE)
1 egg
2 TBSP brown sugar substitute (or regular brown sugar if you don't have the other or aren't worried about 2 tablespoons of sugar)
3 TBSP sugar substitute (I used baking Tagatose from NuNaturals HERE) She uses Stevia but that is a no no from my kidney dr
1 TBSP Oat Fiber (another NuNaturals product HERE)
1 tsp each of baking soda and baking powder (I use the aluminum free)
1 1/4 cup self rising flour (I used Pillsbury because it what I had)
3 TBSP unsweetened applesauce (you can use melted butter or oil if you prefer)
**I did not receive payment for my endorsement of NuNaturals, I have been using their products for around 6 years and I think the quality, price and taste are wonderful. 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread/loaf pan with baking spray or rub the pan down with butter. Depends on if you are wanting to lower the fat even more.
  2. In a medium bowl add bananas and I use a mixer to beat the bananas smooth, I don't enjoy mushy banana chunks in my bread.
  3. Next add in the egg, vanilla, brown sugar and  sugar substitute . Stir well.
  4. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry ingredients into the wet slowly as you stir until barely combined.
  6. DO NOT OVER MIX. Very important.
  7. Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool, slice into 16 slices, yes they are thin but it gives you more servings, less calories and less #wwfreestyle points. But if you don't care about that, slice it however you want. The slices were perfect thickness for the French toast.
Let this bread sit. Overnight and the taste and texture are SOOO much better. The first day it was okay but the second day it was perfect and the third day even better.
To make the French Toast I beat 1 egg with a dash of milk and cinnamon. Pan fried the bread in a non stick skillet and used Sugar Free syrup on top, served it with fresh fruit and everyone was happy.

Jules from The Bergham Chronicles : Spreading Warmth in Your Community
 Lydia at Cluttered Genius - DIY Memory Pillow
 Melissa at Melissa Robinson - Heart Happy Handmade Fun


  1. I love banana bread and I love repurposing foods to make something different with them. This breakfast would be a hit at my house, in fact we'd probably have it for dinner.

    1. I love breakfast for dinner and yes, this along with the fruit and maybe some crunchy bacon would be a wonderful dinner.

  2. Ohhh I love banana bread. Thank you for this!