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A full flavored quick bread made with ripe bananas and raisins. Oats provide extra fiber and a “hearty” texture. Pure Via sweetener reduces the calories, but not the flavor.

Makes 16 servings

Cooking spray
6 Tablespoons (90 mL) butter, softened
24 packets Pure Via sweetener
1 cup (250 mL) mashed very ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
2 eggs
¼ cup (50 mL) 1% low fat milk
1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
1- ¾ cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
¾ (175 mL) cup uncooked old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons (10 mL) baking powder
½ teaspoon (2 mL) baking soda
½ teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) salt
½ cup (125 mL) raisins

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

    Beat butter and Pure Via sweetener until well blended. Mix in bananas, eggs, milk and vanilla.

    Gradually mix in combined dry ingredients until well blended. Stir in raisins.

    Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

    Calories 145; Protein 3g; Carbohydrates 22g; Fat 6g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 194mg

    Starch – 1½; Fat - 1

    Calorie Reduction – 30%
    Carbohydrate Reduction – 35%