1/2 cup (125 ml) hard margarine, softened
1/2 cup (125 ml) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50 ml) Splenda artificial sweetener
3 medium (about 1 cup/250 ml) mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
1 3/4 (375 ml) all-purpose white flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) wheat germ
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
Cream together margarine, sugar and Splenda. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add bananas and mix until fairly smooth.
In another bowl (unless you're like me and you just add everything together in the Kitchen Aid standing mixer and then mix it up...) mix together flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to banana mixture stirring only to moisten.
Bake at 350* F in a greased loaf pan for 50 minutes to an hour, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Yield: 1 tasty loaf