I believe every household makes banana bread. It is a very common fruit that everybody loves to eat and not expensive either. This banana bread is far different from what you buy at the store or a coffee shop. It has just enough sweetness from the bananas themselves, a little brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and browned butter or Ghee for extra flavor ; yes browned butter or ghee. If you haven't tried it yet, make one and you will understand why I love it so much.
I found bananas without added spices bland. I would rather just eat a whole raw banana. You make effort to mash and prepare everything, why not add some spices. It's warming, smells amazing and the best way to envy your neighbours(wink^).
You might be wondering why it's called More banana bread. I've been making a lot of banana bread and my family keeps asking, "Where is the banana?" To shut them up and make them happy, I added a lot of bananas, leaving some chunks and ohhh boy, It was spectacular. I gave a pat to myself, I love it more than my picky family. There's no reason to go back to the old ways, this is it. We share this banana bread with some of our friends and they say, "I thought I make the best banana bread." I think it's the only way of telling me how good it is aside from asking the recipe.
The next time you are wondering what to do with your extra bananas or browsing the internet for the best recipe, or maybe you want to challenge the old recipe that you have been using over and over again or maybe just go and intentionally buy bananas and make this MORE BANANA BREAD. No heavy-duty equipment required, all you need are a mixing bowl and wire whisk. you will love it..... I PROMISE.
MORE BANANA BREAD
- 1 ½ cup All-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 large Eggs
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- ½ cup Ghee, browned butter, or use vegetable oil Check the Ghee, Browned butter recipe under my BANANA-MIXED BERRIES MUFFIN WITH ALMOND STREUSEL post
- 5 large Bananas, mashed using the back of your fork (leave some chunks, optional)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoon Muscovado sugar, for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line the bottom and sides of a standard loaf pan with parchment paper leaving an inch hanging outside the pan for easy removal of the bread out of the pan when it's done.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a large mixing bowl, place eggs, melted ghee and sugar, whisk using a large wire whisk until all the wet ingredients are fully incorporated. Add bananas and combine thoroughly. Fold in the flour mixture until there's no visible flour. Don't get tempted to over mix.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, sprinkle muscovado sugar and bake for 60 minutes or until the tester comes out clean. let cool in the pan for ten minutes then remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.