banana bread creates friends and joy – I am convinced of that! Whenever I bake this bread and the smell pours out of the oven, I think of my first apartment of my own. Just moved in, the doorbell rang and one of the residents asked curiously what kind of delicious smell was emanating from my apartment. Without further ado, I cut that freshly baked banana bread and distributed it to all residents. My place in the household was secured. So as you can see, I know how to be popular.
How you too manage to conquer hearts by storm with banana bread and what else the banana bread can do, I’ll show you here.
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Banana bread rule no. 1: Put in what the cupboard has to offer
You were once again too slow to eat the bananas before they turned brown? Luckily! Because just then the perennial fruits are perfect for baking a gently sweet banana bread. It is not for nothing that the Americans have a whole holiday of this delicacy, the Banana Bread Day on February 23, dedicated: It is probably the tastiest and fastest way to use leftovers. Ratz-Fatz is all mixed together and a number of other cupboard keepers such as nuts and dried fruits can also be used at will.
Banana Bread Rule # 2: Always Stock Up
No time to eat bananas usually means no time to bake banana bread. Fortunately, ripe bananas can be frozen without any problemsso that you only have to defrost them briefly when you have air to bake. Don’t be alarmed if the bananas look slippery after defrosting – that doesn’t affect the taste and they are pureed anyway.
Unexpected visit? No problem! Also Finished banana bread can be frozen for up to 6 months without any problems. It is best to cut it into slices beforehand so that you can defrost a portion or bake it in the toaster as required. Your guests will love you!
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Banana bread: fiber thanks to mood food
You just have to love this bread: It tastes like a wonderful cake and is also a real health booster. The reason for this is the super fruit banana: On the one hand, it donates through the high fiber content a lot of energy and keeps you full for a long time. In addition, the crooked fruit is a so-called Mood food, ie it puts you in a good mood because it contains neurotransmitters which have a mood-enhancing effect. For me, however, the smell that the banana bread exudes from the oven makes me release happiness hormones. Anticipation is simply the greatest joy.
Banana bread free from …
Here are a few more tips if you or your loved ones do without certain ingredients want or have to. After all, everyone should be able to enjoy a banana bread.
- Without refined sugar: No problem! Really ripe bananas give off enough sweetness. Add a few dried fruits such as apricots and nobody will miss the refined sugar.
- Gluten free: The wheat flour can be easily replaced with gluten-free flours such as coconut or rice flour and ground almonds. Just try a little until you like the consistency.
- Vegan: In the vegan variant without egg, vegetable oil can be used as fat and a little more banana as an egg substitute. The milk is exchanged for soy, rice or almond milk.
That goes well with the banana bread
On its own, banana bread leaves nothing to be desired. But sometimes you want to go one better. First of all, you can do that with a nice piece of butter on a warmed slice of bread. If you like it sweeter, you can too jam or grab peanut butter. For a little freshness, for example, crème fraîche loosely whipped with a little milk and lemon juice. In fact, you can smear whatever you like – sweet or buttery spreads but of course go best with the cake-like bread.
Basic recipe for banana bread
That was a lot of nerd knowledge – now let’s get to the stove! The following recipe is just one variant of many. There are a number of ingredients that can be used to spice up the banana bread. Fit very well:
- all nuts in whole or chopped form
- chocolate may of course also like to claim a place in bread for themselves
- Are also delicious fresh or dried fruits. Everything from blueberries to cranberries to apricots and dates can be stirred into the batter
Preheat the oven to 160 ° C fan oven.
Cut the bananas into slices.
Put the bananas in the blender and puree with the hand blender.
Put the eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, banana puree, oil and buttermilk in a bowl.
Mix the ingredients well with stirring sticks.
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in another bowl and fold gently into the banana mixture.
Roughly chop the chocolate and nuts.
Fold the chopped chocolate and nuts into the batter.
Put the dough in a greased loaf pan. Bake the banana bread at 160 ° C for about 70 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil after 50 minutes.