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Old 11-10-2010, 18:12   #1
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Well finally had the time and the ingredients to make these, and boy oh boy were they good.

Hope you enjoy these Shanny

5 Green Bananas, I mean green, hard as a rock bananas, have to cut them to peel them.

2 large eggs
salt
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
1 cup Stevia
Cinn, nut meg
Vanilla
1/2 stick butter
a dash of heavy cream
Walnuts
Small amount of a different art sweetner

Peel as best you can the 5 green bananas place in a food processor or blender, add the eggs, and blend until creamy.
Place the mix in a bowl add the remaining ingredients. Add the heavy cream to thin the mix if needed. We made these in cupcake size muffins, 15 of them, baked at 375 for 20 minutes.

Now the best part. We had dinner at O-Charley's, I had 12oz ribeye, brocholi, salad with ranch, 2 deep fried cheese wedges. My 2 hr PP was 114, not bad but I should have been below 100 at this time if I would have made this dinner at home. There is something wrong with O'Charley's, maybe the salad dressing or some additive in the meat but I always get a wierd 2 hr PP when we eat there, I think its now off my menu. Anyways I then ate 4 of those muffins with melted butter on them, man were they good. I checked at 1hr PP, 104, 2 hr PP, 100, FBG this morning 95 so all is good.

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I just did the shopping, and they did have deep green bananas, but I passed on by, knowing I had a ton of stuff to buy & not much money (kid coming for a visit all next week . . . mucho meals needed!). Now I may have to go back & get a few . . . Your last paragraph has my mouth watering!
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I then ate 4 of those muffins with melted butter on them, man were they good. I checked at 1hr PP, 104, 2 hr PP, 100, FBG this morning 95 so all is good.



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Wife ate 5 of them the same night, barely budged her meter a point. We are eating quite a few of these now.

Next adventure into GB land is chocolate cake with icing made from cream cheese and Erythitol.


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I just did the shopping, and they did have deep green bananas, but I passed on by, knowing I had a ton of stuff to buy & not much money (kid coming for a visit all next week . . . mucho meals needed!). Now I may have to go back & get a few . . . Your last paragraph has my mouth watering!

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Can I use Splenda instead of Stevia?

My husband has just been diagnosed and he loves banana nut muffins so this would be perfect... only problem is I have no idea where to buy Stevia or how is it sold (fresh? sugar like texture?), I know is a sweetener so that's why I was wondering if I could replace it with Splenda. I'm about to go grocery shopping so I'll check to see if I can find it there.
So many changes, so much too learn!! But we're committed to get him healthier and really it won't hurt the rest of the family.

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Hello and welcome, Mary. I think whatever sweetener doesn't spike your husband, would be okay to substitute. I get a spike from granulated Splenda (sucralose), because of the maltodextrin added to it, so I use concentrated liquid sucralose (EZ-Sweetz drops), and for granulated I use erythritol crystals. Other artificial sweeteners and/or sugar alcohols might be fine too - you'll just have to test him & see which ones he can tolerate without spiking. (and remember the bananas MUST be "hard-as-a-rock" green ones - anything riper will spike him too.)

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Shanny, thank you for the info & the nice welcome.

It's all new to us since he was only diagnosed a couple of wks ago, he's got his first nutritionist app. on the 15th. For what I have read it seems like a lot of stuff we'll just need to try & see what it works better for him. I'll remember about the bananas & try the splenda then make him test to see what happens.

I'm trying not to get overwhelmed but being the one that does most shopping & cooking just seems like I have a lot to learn. No time for pitty-parties though, life must go on! I've been reading some posts and this seems like a great place to come for help & support as we begin this journey.

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I just realized that it doesn't say how much baking powder or baking soda to add... I wonder if 1/2 tsp would be enough?
And I had to re-read the recipe b/c this will be the first time I make a muffin recipe that does not include flour!

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I just realized that it doesn't say how much baking powder or baking soda to add... I wonder if 1/2 tsp would be enough?
And I had to re-read the recipe b/c this will be the first time I make a muffin recipe that does not include flour!
Hey Marty? What say you? Half-teaspoon each of baking powder & baking soda?

And Mary? Here's Marty's green banana chocolate cake too . . .




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1/2 - 1 tsp wil do just fine I think. I usually just pour some in the palm of my hand and go for it.


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And Mary? Here's Marty's green banana chocolate cake too . . .

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Thanks Marty!

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