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Banana Sour Cream Bread

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup full-fat cream cheese
4 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup pourable (granulated) Splenda
2 teaspoons Brown Sugar Twin
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup Vital Wheat Gluten flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2.5-oz jar Gerber Banana Baby Food
1/4 cup sour cream
20 drops liquid sweetener
1 teaspoon banana flavor extract

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Cream butter, cream cheese, pourable Splenda and Brown Sugar Twin well. Add eggs - one at a time - beating well after each. Set aside.

In separate large bowl, blend almond flour, Vital Wheat Gluten flour, baking powder, and salt.

In small bowl mix baby food, sour cream, liquid sweetener (I use liquid Splenda, but you can use Sweet N Low or Cyclamate sweetener if you like), and banana extract. Add to butter/cream cheese mixture and beat well.

Mix wet and dry ingredients with large spoon or mixer until fully incorporated. Pour into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes (oven times may vary a bit.)

45 grams of carbs in entire recipe.
Makes 12 slices: 3.75 carbs per slice.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread

3/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/8 cup "Just Whites" (egg white powder)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon mace
1/8 teaspoon ginger
2/3 cup Splenda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 12-ounce can pumpkin
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 large eggs
1/8 cup water
3 Tablespoons light olive oil or sweet almond oil

Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil a Pyrex loaf pan* and set aside.

Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix all liquid ingredients (including pumpkin) in large bowl; then add dry ingredients and mix with hand mixer for one minute. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes; * or use an 8x8 Pyrex square baking dish and bake for 50-55 minutes. (Heating times vary so test with a toothpick for doneness.)

Allow to cool thoroughly before slicing.

Makes 1 loaf or square snack-cake. Entire loaf is 38 carbs accounting for fiber. Slice into 10 slices for 3.8 carbs each, or 15 slices for 2.5 carbs each.