From a Pot: Banana Bread
Soft, tasty banana bread that stays fresh for several days.
Prep Time:10 Minutes
Bake Time:1 Hour
Total Time:1 Hour and 10 Minutes
- Loaf tray
- Parchmen Paper
- Bananas: 2.0
- Egg: 1.0
- Butter: 100.0 g
- Vanilla extract
- Brown sugar: 80.0 g
- Flour: 200.0 g
- Ground walnuts: 100.0 g
Ingredients and Instructions
Butter: 100 g
Salt: 1 tsp
Soda: 1 tsp
Rum: 1 tsp
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
Honey: 1 tbsp
Brown sugar: 80 g
Flour: 200 g
Ground walnuts: 100 g
Cinnamon: 1 tsp
Nutmeg: 0.2 tsp
- Mash two large ripe bananas with a fork to get a smooth purée.
- Beat soft room temperature butter and sugar to get a creamy smooth texture, about 2 minutes. Add mashed bananas, rum, vanilla extract and room temperature egg then mix.
- Sift flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and soda to the wet ingredients and mix lightly to combine all the ingredients.
- Coat a baking tray with oil or line it with parchment paper, then pour the batter into it. You can sprinkle hazelnuts, walnuts or some other nuts over the top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for one hour.
- Bananas need to be overripe. The more overripe they are, the better. If you don't have ripe bananas, and you still want to make banana bread, put them in the oven at 200 degrees for a few minutes.
- How long will the bread stay fresh?
- The bread will stay fresh for several days wrapped in foil.
- If you want, you can also mix small pieces of chocolate or other nuts into the bread.
- It would taste great if you toast the bread before use and coat it with some butter.
- The original bananas from Southeast Asia were small, about as long as an adult’s finger. That's how they got their name from Arab traders, based on the Arabic word for finger “banan”.
- Bananas belong to the group of berries and not fruit. That is because botanically, a berry contains seeds inside the "flesh", not outside.
- Bananas are an ideal post workout food. It contains simple sugars that provide instant energy and potassium that muscles need after exercise.
- The origins of banana bread can be traced back to the Great Depression, when people would use overripe bananas that would otherwise go to waste.
- The first known recipe for banana bread appeared in a 1933 edition of the "Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics".
- Some people consider banana bread to be a type of "quick bread", meaning it doesn't require yeast and rises with the help of baking powder or baking soda.