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Sugar-Free Baking: How To Use Bananas As A Sugar Alternative

I get a lot of questions about natural sweetener options for baking, and we often cover sugar alternatives like coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup.

But one thing we don’t talk about as much is fruit options like over-ripe bananas!

Especially with banana bread being the baking sweetheart of 2020, I wanted to give a quick breakdown of this overlooked sugar-alternative.

Bananas add moisture, binding, and structure to a baked recipe. They don’t add as much moisture as one or maple syrup, but they may add more moisture than coconut sugar depending on ripeness. This is definitely something you’ll want to take into consideration when your substituting.

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