Truvia natural sweetener is a great tasting, natural, zero calorie sweetener made with rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. Not only can be it be used to sweeten coffee/tea and cereal/fruit, but you can also cook with it. Check out www.truvia.com for several great recipes, including tasty dishes from Celebrity Chefs Sam Talbot and Marisa Churchill!
I tried some of the Truvia in my coffee- its not my sugar…but it was sweet and didn’t leave a longlasting aftertaste like so many other sweeteners do. I do like that there’s no texture with the Truvia. If you don’t know by now I have a “thing” about food textures. While this is not my favorite sweetener (I honestly would just rather have regular sugar, in lower quantities) its definitely a better option than other non calorie sweeteners and I think its definitely worth trying!!
We made a Reduced Sugar Banana Bread which the kids liked a lot- they adore banana bread so I figured this would be a great recipe for us to try the spoonable Truvia with!
1 ¼ cup flour
3 1/2 Tbsp Truvia™ natural sweetener spoonable*
4 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¾ cup (about 2 medium) very ripe bananas; mashed (we did 4 bananas but we love a lot of banana flavor!!)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1/3 cup butter; melted and cooled
½ tsp vanilla extract
Non-stick cooking spray
* or 12 packets Truvia™ natural sweetener
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray.
2. Whisk together the flour, Truvia™ natural sweetener, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. Mix the mashed bananas, buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl.
4. Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. The batter will be thick and chunky. Don’t over-mix or your loaf will be small and tough.
5. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan. Bake about 55 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; transfer to wire rack.
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