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Beautiful Banana Bread

Food | October 22, 2016 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 8
  • Easy

This BEAUTIFUL BANANA BREAD is the perfect combination of fruit and nut baked in a superior, flavourful cake. One bite and you’ll understand the beauty of it all!

This banana bread recipe is a classic, presented to you with a caveat – you can make it adding our blend of spices, or prepare it without. Since the finished loaf will be delicious either way, the choice is yours.

Here are some things to think about when you make this, whether it be at home or in the country:

1) BANANAS – Use medium-sized bananas that are fully ripened. Doing so will yield a sweeter loaf that’s rich in flavour.

2) SPICES – The quantity and mix of spices in this recipe offer a subtle flavour profile that doesn’t overpower the banana, but instead compliments it perfectly.

3) DAIRY – This recipe receives top marks for giving you an option on dairy ingredient. We’ve used mascarpone cheese, but you can easily substitute with one of two dairy products more commonly found in your fridge – yoghurt or sour cream. Including a small quantity of a dairy product as rich as these ensures a moist loaf with a lovely crumb.

4) NUTS – The chopped walnuts in this recipe add some welcomed texture. Feel free to experiment with your favourites, such as pecans, almonds and hazelnuts.

Banana bread is a wonderful baked good with a recipe that never goes amiss. You can enjoy it for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or just as a quick and delicious tide-me-over whenever hunger strikes.

Rich, moist and flavourful, this beautiful banana bread is like no other. Make some today!

Ingredients & Amounts

  • cups of all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons of baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, room temperature
  • 1 packed cup of light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of mascarpone cheese (or yoghurt or sour cream)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ripened bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a glass or metal loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside. Mash peeled bananas and set aside.
  3. Using a hand mixer, cream butter, sugar and mascarpone together in a medium-sized bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add dry ingredients, then banana, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in chopped nuts.
  4. Spoon loaf mixture into prepared pan and transfer to oven. Bake for 60 minutes or until a cake tester comes away clean from the centre.
  5. Allow loaf to cool in pan for 1 hour before removing it. Slice and serve.
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One Response to “Beautiful Banana Bread”

  1. Bernice Devereaux says:

    Best banana bread I have made. I reduced the sugar a bit and it is still delicious.

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