How to modify a recipe to increase fiber (and decrease fat and sugar.)
As you gain skills modifying recipes, it gets easier to determine which changes will give good results. It is best to make one change at a time so that you can discover which changes work well for the particular recipe you are modifying. In the following recipe for banana bread, the fiber is increased by substituting 1 cup of oats for 1 cup of flour. The sugar is easy to reduce because the bananas provide a sweet taste for the bread. The fat in the recipe is changed from margarine to liquid oil and cut in half. The moisture of the oil is replaced by water. The result is a tasty, wholesome banana bread!
BANANA BREAD - ORIGINAL RECIPE
HIGH FIBER BANANA BREAD
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" X 5" loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. Stir together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.