These breads may sound weird, but they actually are pretty good. They also are good for you, particularly if you're diabetic. The breads are sweetened with prune puree and mashed bananas, not refined sugar. The fiber in the fruit helps slow the absorption of the fruit sugar and limit glucose spikes. If you don't have prune puree on hand (most of us don't!), just cover 1/4 cup of pitted prunes with boiling water and let them sit until they soften. Drain the water and mash the prunes, and you have puree. The breads also include oats, rather than wheat flour, which may be easier for some people to digest and also is helpful for diabetics. How do the breads taste? They are sweet, but just barely. You can taste the banana, but you probably won't be able to identify the prunes. The breads are great for a breakfast treat or as a snack with a piece of cheese. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Banana-Oat Prune Breads -- Makes 4 Mini Loaves
1 cup of mashed banana (about two small/medium bananas)
1/4 cup of canola oil
1/2 cup of sour milk or buttermilk (or use 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and 1/2 cup milk)
1 large egg
1/4 cup of prune puree
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/4 cup of quick oats
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 - 3/4 cup of chopped or broken nuts, optional (I use walnuts, usually)
Spritz four mini loaf pans well with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together well the mashed banana, oil, sour milk/buttermilk, egg, prune puree, and vanilla. Add the quick oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix the dry into the wet ingredients until everything is thoroughly combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the four pans. Sprinkle on the nuts, if you're using them. Air fry the loaves at 320 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a pick inserted in a loaf comes out with no wet batter attached. Let the loaves cool for 5-10 minutes before removing them from their pans to cool completely.