Lean Green Tea Banana Bread

If you like your bread to have a delicate, uniform crumb, use a food processor or beater to process the banana into a smooth puree. Sometimes it’s just nice to mash the bananas with a fork or cut into small chunks giving you small pockets of intense banana flavour throughout the bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp of Skinny green tea.
  • 1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar or natural Xylitol
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup fat free Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/4 cups of white Flour
  • 3 very ripe Bananas, mashed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Heat tea powder and water gently until you see first bubble of boiling. Add the sugars and butter and stir until both have melted into a thick syrup, about 2 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Combine the sour cream and baking soda in a large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes to combine. Stir in the cooled tea syrup and the eggs into the sour cream mixture
  4. Sift in the flour and fold gently to combine.
  5. Finally, fold in the mashed bananas.
  6. Pour the batter into two greased loaf pans.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the bread comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing.