I found a good whole wheat, healthy banana bread recipe that i really like, except that it calls for salt. I am not used to eating salt so even though it is just a little but, I am afraid that I will be able to taste it. Can I leave it out or will it affect my bread?
Bread With No Salt
You should not be able to taste the salt, believe it or not. The banana is strong in its self when baked and cooks throughout to overtake the flavor of everything else. This is my favorite bread to make, enjoy. But, if concerned for health reasons you can use salt substitutions.
Here is a Banana Nut Bread 1 C. sugar 1/2 C. oil 2 eggs 3 mashed, ripe bananas 1tsp. vanilla 1 1/4 C. flour, self rising 1/2 C. chopped walnuts Mix together oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and bananas alternately. Mix well. Add nuts if you want the nuts in the bread. Pour in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350* for 40 to 45 minutes in preheated oven.
Salt is quite necessary, even in sweet things. It makes the flavors of the other ingredients taste stronger. Without it, your bread could taste flat. Use kosher or sea salt; it’s actually got less sodium that regular table salt.
I eat very little added salt myself but I always put it in baking because it highlights the other flavors.
some but not a lot, it will taste bad if there is a lot make sure you measure it just right.