There are few things I love more than Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks and since we don’t have a store in our town I really cherish the opportunity to grab one when I happen across one. When I can I love pairing it up with a slice of their delicious Banana Walnut Bread, when I can’t I really miss it. So when I found this recipe for Banana Walnut Bread: Starbucks Copycat Recipe I knew I needed to give it a try. But since I’m not one to make something without leaving my signature on it, I thought I’d make it a little healthier by substituting Truvia Baking Blend in place of the sugar in the recipe.
Recently there was some new construction happening in town and the building going up looked like it might be a Starbucks store. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out to be one, which might be a mixed blessing. I’m not sure our budget could handle it if a store ever opened up in our town.
Although this Banana Walnut Bread has many of the usual ingredients in it, it’s actually made with Truvia Baking Blend. We have chatted over the last several months about how Truvia Baking Blend is a sugar substitute blend of zero-calorie Truvia natural sweetener and sugar then packaged in a product that’s designed for easy, at-home baking. It also can be substituted for sugar in any recipe by simply using half as much Truvia Baking Blend as you would sugar.
Along with the Truvia Baking Blend, you will need butter, bananas, walnuts, eggs, milk, bread flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. The original recipe for Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread actually calls for margarine, but I like the richness of butter so I used that instead. You can certainly use margarine if you like.
My first reaction upon tasting this recipe was that it tasted exactly like what you can get at Starbucks, and judging from the response of my boys and their girlfriends I’ll be making this again soon! In case you are looking for more recipes using Truvia Baking Blend, here are the ones I have shared so far…
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Cherry Almond Bars
- Red Velvet Cupcake Bites
- Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- Meyer Lemon & Strawberry Pie
- Tangy Lime Bars
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