Watching your sugar intake? These diabetic-friendly banana and almond slices let you enjoy some indulgence without the worry or a guilty conscious.
- 125 g low-fat spread
- 2 tbsps maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 large carrot, grated
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ¾ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
- 2 tsps ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- ½ cup flaked almonds
Preheat oven to moderate, 180 C. Lightly grease and line a 20 x 30 cm slice pan with baking paper.
In a bowl, beat spread and syrup together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Stir in banana, carrot, oats and almond meal.
Sift flour, cinnamon and soda together. Fold into creamed mixture alternately with orange juice, until combined. Pour into pan, smoothing top. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 30-35 mins, until cooked when tested. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
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