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Brown Sugar Banana Bread made with Sugar Substitute

Brown Sugar Banana Bread, rich caramel flavor provided by the addition of brown sugar totally compliments the bananas in the banana bread recipe. Are you a fan of Banana Bread so much so that you find yourself craving it and wishing you could make it with fewer calories?  That is how it is with me, so I decided to make one using  the recipe I make most of the time and substituting a Brown Sugar Substitute in place of the sugar. WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR BANANA BREAD WITH A SUGAR SUBSTITUTE Butter Eggs Soda Flour Sugar Substitute (Truvia, Splenda, Pure) Bananas HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR BANANA BREAD WITH A SUGAR SUBSTITUTE Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Lightly grease tube pan with butter and lightly dust with flour; set aside. In the mixing bowl of an electric mix using the paddle attachment, cream butter, and your choice of brown sugar substitute (I used Truvia Brown Sugar) Add eggs one at a time, and beat well. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Fold i

Creole Stewed Fresh Okra, {Granny's Recipe}

Fresh Creole Stewed Okra , a humble but beloved Southern favorite, with spicy Creole flavors for a mouthwatering side dish. This recipe calls for fresh or canned vegetables, so no rules.  Use what is in the pantry or refrigerator. Since I still had plenty of okra leftover from the last blog post, I decided to make my Mother's Creole Okra.

Brandy's Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread

Banana Pumpkin Bread is low in sugar and fat.  With the addition of bananas and pumpkin, the quick bread is moist and tender not to mention healthier too. Here is another fabulous recipe from the week I spent with Jeff and Brandy. Brandy made this wonderful Banana Pumpkin Bread . It was so delicious, and what I found amazing about it was that I could taste the pumpkin and the banana in it.

Mashed Faux-tatoes {Granny's Recipe}

Mashed Faux-tatoes, a low in fat and carbs substitute for mashed potatoes with lots of flavor. This past week, Brandy, my daughter-in-love introduced me to a wonderful way to substitute mashed potatoes using cauliflower. This recipe is low in fat and carbs but has lots of flavor. She served them with her Better Than Cracker Barrel's Meatloaf .

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Mocha Frosting

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake , a chocolate cake recipe that is moist and light, and you would never know that a summer squash is a secret ingredient. For the icing, I use a classic cocoa powder that makes it taste more like mocha frosting.                                   My neighbor sent over these two huge zucchinis last week, and I mean huge. Before I thought about it, I had started cutting into one when I wished I had taken a picture of them so you could see how big they were.