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Old 02-25-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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Banana Nut Muffin Help

Here is a recipe that I've adapted a few times from one of George Stella's books:

2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 egg whites
1 large egg
1 splenda quick pack
1-1/2 tsp banana extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

The texture was amazing but they were a little too sweet for my taste. I really don't want to go back to granular splenda or mess with trying to measure the splenda quick pack, so was thinking about upping the almond flour; however, I am concerned about altering the texture. How can I decrease the sweetness and keep the carbs down and maintain the texture I've created?

Right now each muffin only has 2 net carbs.

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:20 PM   #2
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The easiest way is to use a 1/4 t measure. Measure out 3 of these from the Splenda Quick Pack, for 3/4 c of sweetness. I know, I know, measuring the Pack, but it is easy, I do it all the time, from 1/8 t on up.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:19 AM   #3
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Didn't really want to go that route but looks like I may have to. This recipe is really good and has the best texture. Thanks for your response.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #4
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Bette is right. That is the BEST way to alter this recipe. Remember...baking is a science depending specifically on ratios of starch to liquid to leavening to binding. If you add more almond flour, the entire recipe will probably be thrown off.
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timothy just posted these on another thread.. they sound good, thought I would share


banana nut flax muffin

2 cups milled (ground) flax
1 cup nuts (I use walnuts) *Optional
1/2 cup granulated splenda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1 tbl banana extract *Optional
1/2 cup davinci vanilla syrup
1/3 cooking oil
4 eggs beaten

bake 350 for 15 minutes
Makes 12 muffins. Tastes very similar to real banana nut muffins
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:51 AM   #6
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RVcook ~ I know you and Bette are right so I won't go that direction. This is probably the best LC muffin recipe and I'm not about to go messing with the texture. Guess I'll have to whip out the teensy-wheensy measuring spoons and have a go at the quick pack.

Mycattaz ~ Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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I can't wait to try these... I'm printing out recipes, so I can make a grocery list. I'm learning so much. Although I still have more to learn..
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