Ola Rokita

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Banana Bread

Ola Rokita16 February 2019Comment (1)

Banana bread

Having kids often means having ripe bananas lying around your kitchen. Since I like to avoid throwing away food, I try to find creative ways of salvaging what I can. If I don’t use my leftover bananas or fruit in my smoothies, I try to bake with them. One of my go-to recipes for using very ripe bananas is Banana Bread. It’s easy to make and kids love it for breakfast, or as a snack at school. It’s easy to pack, making it very portable.

To make my banana bread extra nutritious, rich in protein and fiber, I add almond meal, coconut flakes, and sometimes even grated apples. It not only gives my Banana Bread extra flavor, but also makes it moist and delicately tart. If the Banana Bread is more than one or two days old, I toast it gently and spread some butter on it. Yum!

When baking this sweet delicious bread, I recommend using room temperature ingredients. Especially when it comes to butter and eggs. If you can, an hour before baking, take your butter and eggs out of the fridge and place them on the counter. I also recommend using the all-purpose wheat flour from Poland, type 550 for this recipe.

Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 0.5 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cups cane sugar
  • 2 whole eggs (room temperature)
  • 0.5 cup unsalted butter (about 100 grams) (room temperature)
  • 0.5 cup plain yogurt or kefir (room temperature)
  • 1.5 ripe bananas
  • 6 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 whole grated apple
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius).

  2. Take a medium mixing bowl, add sugar and butter at room-temperature, and cream them together.

    butter and sugar
  3. Add eggs and continue mixing until well combined.

    eggs and butter
  4. Add kefir, or plain yogurt, and continue mixing.

  5. Add chopped bananas, coconut, grated apple, almond meal, vanilla, lemon zest and juice, and gently stir.

  6. In a measuring cup, combine baking powder and baking soda with the flour. Mix it well. Using a sieve, add it to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. 

  7. Mix it all together and pour it into a lightly buttered and breaded loaf pan. 

  8. Bake it for 45 - 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

    baked

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Jonathan March 14, 2019 at 06:39

This is one of my favorites and should be displayed first. 😋

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