I recently went to the library to pick up some books I had requested. (I have to lead a discussion in the book club this next year and it is terrible trying to choose a book that I think everyone will read and then discuss well.)
While I was there I couldn't help but notice some books they had on display. One of them An Amish Kitchen, by Kelly Long, was a collection of three novellas with recipes in the back that were made in the stories. The stories were Amish stories by three different authors.
One of the stories called "A Spoonful of Love" was written by Amy Clipston. She provided and tested the recipes from the story. I ended up writing down two of them before I returned the book to the library....Moist Banana Bread and Apple Roll-Ups. I will be making the apple roll-ups later. (UPDATE! See link below) Today I am sharing the Moist Banana Bread recipe.
The recipe did call for margarine. The substitutions of light margarine, the 1/2 cup of trivia blend for the cup of sugar, and the skim milk for regular milk were my own to reduce calories and sugar. (Today I use butter exclusively and would probably use it for the margarine.)
MOIST BANANA BREAD
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine (light margarine works)
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup truvia blend (or 1 cup sugar)
3 medium bananas, mashed (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray one large loaf pan or two mini loaf pans with cooking spray.
Beat together the eggs, margarine, milk, juice, and sugar.
Add mashed bananas and mix.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the other mixture. Stir just til flour is moistened.
Pour batter into pans.
Bake for 45 - 50 minutes if making one loaf or 35 - 40 minutes if making the mini loaves. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf. It should come out clean.
Cool in pans for 20 minutes.
UPDATE! I made the Apple Roll-Ups featured in the same book last week. They were really good. You can check them out in this POST. Here are two pictures of them... after....
You roll them up like you would cinnamon rolls. Hard to see the dough in this picture...