Saturday, March 28, 2020

Banana Bread

If you're looking for the best banana bread recipe, your journey stops here.

I know, I know that's a daring statement to make, but once you've had your first slice you will definitely agree. I can tell that I've tried a few recipes before I could develop my own and come to this final result. I combined ingredients, recalculated proportions, tested all over again and am now happy to say that I've found a combination that suits me well.

So what makes this recipe so extraordinary? I hate to repeat myself but it's all about the ratio. I know, for those who are following me for a while now, this seems to be the key factor / solution for most of my recipes, but it's true. This time it's all about the sweetness-crunch-moistness ratio. The recipe has many bananas in it and is therefore rather moist. I've added some nuts for the crunch. The chocolate is optional and the bananas bring both sweet- and moistness.

Banana bread is an allrounder and that's why I love it so much. With no processed sugar , it can be devoured for breakfast with a bit of nut butter, a few slices of fresh banana and chia seeds on top or toasted with fresh butter. But there's more to it. Banana bread also perfectly fits as dessert or little afternoon snack. 

For one loaf you'll need:
260g spelt flour
380g mashed banana
60 ml milk of your choice
60ml maple syrup
80g butter or oil 
maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda (don't replace with another spoon of baking powder!)
1 pinch of salt
120g chopped walnuts
100g dark chocolate


Preheat the oven to 180° (air circulation mode)

Start by mashing the bananas. In a large bowl whisk together maple syrup, milk, butter, banana mash and vanilla extract until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until you get an even dough. Fold in the chopped walnuts and dark chocolate. 

Pour the dough into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 60 -70 minutes (check after an hour, when toothpick comes out clean it is ready).

Banana bread is very tricky as it's a moist cake and all ovens work differently. Depending on your oven, do not hesitate to bake it 70 minutes or more. 


Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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