Laura's Best Tropical Banana Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.8
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,531.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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This isn't low-fat, but the use of Splenda does bring down the calories...It's a very moist bread. Great to take to potlucks or office parties. This isn't low-fat, but the use of Splenda does bring down the calories...It's a very moist bread. Great to take to potlucks or office parties.
Number of Servings: 24


    1 cup butter
    1 cup Splenda brown sugar
    1 1/2 cups Splenda no calorie sugar
    5 med. bananas, mash
    4 eggs
    1 cup fat free sour cream
    1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 cup shredded coconut, lightly toasted (put 2 Tbsp. aside for topping)
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 cup bread flour
    1/2 cup flax seed meal
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    2 Tbsp. raw sugar (for topping)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in mashed bananas.
4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
5. Mix in sour cream, pineapple, vanilla, and (all but 2 Tbsp.) coconut. Mix until completely incorporated.
6. In a small bowl, blend together the flours, flax seed meal, soda, powder and salt. Add to the wet ingredients. Mix well.
7. Divide evenly into 2 prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle each top with 1 Tbsp. raw sugar and coconut (this give the tops a nice crunch).
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of each loaf comes out clean.
9. Cool for 5 minutes and turn out onto a serving plate.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LLKOOLMOM5.

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  • Great recipe. Would NEVER use Spenda. Used 1/4 br sugar and some stevia. Kaede, u need to do more research on Splenda. Italian researchers found artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) has caused leukemia in mice. Huffington Post, June 2013 - 8/3/13

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  • LOVED this! Makes 2 large loaves, one good for freezing for another time. Pineapple and coconut are 2 of my favorite flavors anyway. Yes, it is very moist. I used regular white flour instead of the bread flour and didn't use the 1/2 c. of flax seed meal and it turned out great. - 3/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best - very moist and flavorful. To Comnavwifepac, Splenda is NOT an artificial sweetner - it is naturally made - check your research before submitting such nonsense. - 3/16/08

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  • anything with artificial sugar is not good for you. Asparatame and Phenylalanine are scientifically proven to kill neural transmitters in your brain as well as contribute to a host of diseases, disorders, tumors and cancer. Read about it at - 3/16/08

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