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Sugar-free Banana Bread - Stevia | All Recipes

Sugar-free Banana Bread – Stevia

Hello guys! Today, I will show you guys my Sugar-free Banana Bread! 

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I will be using grounded dried Stevia leaves instead of sugar. This is why it is a sugar-free cake! (Not to mention that this is also a wholemeal (whole wheat) cake too!)

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Stevia is a natural herb that is really sweet if you have never heard of it before. It has no effect on our blood sugar level which means it is diabetes-friendly and it also has no (zero) calories

Since Stevia have been found in South America, it has been used by the Guaraní people for more than 1500 years! Not only that, Japanese have also used this herb for decades as a sweetener.

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I have been experimenting to make a cake that is sugar-free, yet all naturally sweeten. I have used Stevia for this recipe in the form of grounded dried Stevia leaves. This way, you know that you are getting what you want, as natural as possible, less processed.

Of course, though Stevia is sweet, the sweetness is slightly different than refined white sugar. It may have bitter after taste if used excessively. And the sweetness of the leaves will last longer than sugar. 

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For a cup of white sugar, you could replace it with 2 tablespoon of grounded dried Stevia leaves. It goes great in your smoothies, coffee, and tea. However when used in baking, you will need to tweak a little bit as it is not a bulking ingredient like sugar. You could possibly add some extra bulking ingredients like, pureed fruits, unsweetened applesauce, or beaten egg whites. So if you are going to use Stevia for baking, experiment it until you get your desired texture. 

You could possibly create your own Stevia-sugar blend by combining them if you just wanting to consume less sugar. Your baked goods will more likely to remain unchanged.

However, do note that grounded dried Stevia leaves does not dissolve as it is just, grounded dried leaves. They don’t brown at all unlike sugar, and will turn your cake green.

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Sugar-Free Banana Bread
One loaf cake (7.9" x 4.3")
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of unsalted butter
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp of grounded dried stevia leaves (or 190 grams of white sugar)
  3. 3 eggs, separated
  4. 1/2 tsp. of vinegar
  5. 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tsp. of banana extract
  7. 360 grams of banana, mashed
  8. 100 grams of wholemeal/wholewheat flour
  9. 140 grams of cake flour
  10. 1/4 tsp. of salt
  11. 1 1/4 tsp. of baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. Line parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together wholemeal, cake flour, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. Mash bananas.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and vinegar until stiff peaks.
  6. In another mixing bowl, cream together unsalted butter and stevia until light and creamy. Drizzle in egg yolks, vanilla extract and banana extract, continue beating until well combined.
  7. Stir in dry ingredients and mashed bananas into the mixture. Make sure that you do not overmix.
  8. Gently fold in egg whites a half at a time until evenly mixed.
  9. Transfer it into a loaf pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper. Drop the pan to raise large air bubbles.
  10. Bake it in the oven for about 45 to 50 minutes.
  11. Let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and transfer on to the wire rack to further cooling.
  12. Serve.
Notes
  1. - If don't have cake flour, replace it with plain flour
  2. - Banana extract is optional
  3. - Use 190 grams of white sugar if don't have stevia
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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Mayer New Showroom at Aperia Mall

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Hello everyone! I’m at Aperia Mall to witness the launch of Mayer’s new showroom! I’m thrilled to be invited by Mayer for their opening of the fifth showroom because they hold a wide range of great quality products from different brands (they do have their own brand too!). KitchenaidAristonBamix are just one of the few big brands they carries.

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While waiting for the opening ceremony to start. Later in the day, Chef Eric Teo will be doing a live demo using their appliances. 

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Everybody gathered for the opening ceremony. There were performances too!

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Upon entering, you can really see a wide variety of kitchen appliances! It’s a great place to shop for their products when you are looking appliances for your new kitchen!

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On the other side, you can see a range of their new appliances from Bugatti, an Italian lifestyle brand. I was told that this were their new products they brought in to the market from Italy.

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‘Stylo, milo!’ Look at those stylish appliances. Imagine having one those in your kitchen. It would add lots of color and would be sure to make a great image of your whole kitchen.

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Refreshments were also provided before the live demo by Chef Eric Teo!

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 This is the mixer that Chef Eric Teo will be using it later. Look at the color! It is textured and has a rustic feel to it. This is their new color addition of the widely known KitchenAid mixer! Personally, I have two KitchenAid mixers, Candy Apple Red and Green but this one is also as gorgeous (or even better) as mine! 

If you just started on baking and want to get a stand mixer, no doubt go for KitchenAid! I have quite a few mixers apart from it, but the best still goes to KitchenAid. Their machine are well-designed and powerful. Some other brands, can’t mix as evenly and some, can’t even match the mixing speed of the KitchenAid! Trial and tested here, so trust me!

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Chef Eric Teo is showing us how to make walnut brownies and stir-fry cauliflowers.

IMG_9207 editedDo pay a visit to their new showroom at Aperia Mall if you are looking for kitchen appliances. If not, you could also visit their other showrooms!

“Enjoy being in the kitchen, because only then you would be able to create the most delicious food, with love.”

Aperia Mall

#02-02/03, 12 Kallang Avenue

Singapore 339511

Tel: 6702 5948

Opening Hours : 11am – 9pm

http://www.mayer.sg/

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Frangipane Tart with Raspberries

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They are so divine. ~

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Frangipane is a filling made up of almonds. This recipe will show you how to make a Frangipane Tart with Raspberries. 

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It looks so classy that require years of skill to master it. But actually, this tart is really simple to make! You won’t believe it!

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The great aroma sweetness of the almonds, rich but yet not overly sugary filled tart. It’s something you would just want for after a heavy brunch.

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A cup of tea and a great weather outside a garden, luxuriating with the Frangipane Tart. Life is good.~

Raspberry Frangipane Tart
Yields 12
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Crust
  1. (1/2 cup) 50 grams of icing sugar
  2. (1/2 cup) 100 grams of soften unsalted butter
  3. (1 1/2 cups) 200 grams of plain flour
  4. ¼ tsp. of salt
  5. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  6. 2 egg yolks
Frangipane (Almond Filling)
  1. 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. (1 1/2 cups) 150 grams of blanched almonds, finely ground
  5. 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Topping
  1. 250 grams of raspberries
  2. Icing sugar
  3. Mint
  4. Sliced Almonds
  5. 1 tbsp. of apricot Jam + 1 tbsp. of water
To make the crust
  1. Grease molds with oil for easy release.
  2. Cream together butter, icing sugar, and salt for 30 seconds until combined.
  3. Drizzle in egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in plain flour, stop mixing when it forms into a dough.
  5. Divide them into 12 equal portions and press them into the greased molds.
  6. Let it cold in the fridge while you make your filling.
To make Frangipane (Almond Filling)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Transfer them into the molds using a 1/4 measuring cup or an ice cream scoop.
  4. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Let it cool completely, then carefully remove the tarts from the molds. Arrange raspberries. You may either brush them with some apricot glaze and garnish them with some toasted sliced almonds and mint leaves. Or, you could just dust them with icing sugar.
Notes
  1. - Video made was half the recipe.
  2. - Serve this cold.
  3. - You make dusted icing sugar last, you should use snow powder instead.
  4. - Food processor is not needed to make the crust, just use a wooden spoon will do.
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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Grey x White

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I couldn’t remember where I got this white pants from. But, I personally think that a white pants can easily be matched with many different colors.  I like to bring my sunglasses everytime when I’m out in the day because Singapore is always sunny!

Shirt: H&M | Shoes: Ecco | Bag: Denizen | Glasses: Cotton On

 

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