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Try It Out Tuesdays: Banana Pretzels

Hello everyone!

I hope your weekend was great! I tried out a new recipe over the weekend and then tried it again today. I really wanted rosquitas like the ones I used to eat growing up in Peru, but using butter was out of the question. My weekend experiment resulted in banana tasting rosquitas, today’s experiment resulted in banana tasting pretzels. I used more bananas in today’s recipe which made the end result much softer. Rosquitas are hard but so delicious!

banana pretzels

Makes 12-15 small pretzels

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 mashed bananas *use only 1 banana if wanting a crunchier, tougher texture.
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (I used a little less than this amount, maybe 2 tbsps less)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease baking sheet.
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Add in mashed banana. Mix well; the texture should be somewhat crumbly.
  4. In a small bowl combine soy milk and vanilla extract. Slowly add to flour mixture. You might not need to add all the milk.
  5. Mix well using hands. The dough should be manageable and not too sticky.
  6. Form balls, then roll them out into long sticks (I used my hands) and form a pretzel shape.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

banana pretzels


I didn’t add any sugar to this recipe because I used ripe bananas. I didn’t miss the sugar either. My brother enjoyed his with maple syrup on top. Next time I will leave them in the oven a minute or two longer to let them get golden on top. We got a new stove and I’m still trying to figure out what placement is best for baking and whatnot. I’m enjoying it though; the oven is a lot bigger 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy this recipe!


Sugarless Banana & Orange Bread


I did some baking a few days ago; I was determined to use products I had in my fridge. I had been wanting to make some type of bread since January…why? I don’t know. This cold weather makes me do crazy things! (Not really)

I found a recipe online for a Sugarless Banana-Orange Bread but then tweaked it a bit as I did not have all of the ingredients the recipe called for. And I did not want any sugar in my bread as I had just ran out of it. Had no honey either. I have been drinking A LOT of tea lately.

My version turned out GREAT! I was very pleased with it and will definitely be making it again!!!

Banana-Orange Bread


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 ripe bananas, mashed

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup raisins

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

  • In a large bowl sift dry ingredients (flours, cinnamon, and baking powder) and set aside.
  • Blend eggs, juice, vanilla and bananas.
  • Slowly stir egg mixture into flour mixture.
  • Add raisins and mix until blended.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is golden-brown and inserted toothpick comes out dry. (I did not use a regular 9×4 loaf pan as I could not find it…If you use a loaf pan then baking time might be increased by about 10 minutes.)

 *Baking times may differ*

If you try this recipe please let me know how it turns out! My family really enjoyed it…I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!