Monday, May 18, 2009

Banana Bread

I love banana bread, but surprisingly this is the first time I've ever made it! This is a very straightforward recipe, and it comes together quite easily. It isn't very sweet, which I like, though if you like your banana bread on the sweeter side you may want to add a little extra sugar (or maple syrup, as I used). I used a recipe from Heaven's Banquet by Miriam Hospodar as a reference, but I made so many changes, I'm not including the original recipe. 

Banana Bread

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 /3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl, or bowl of stand mixer. Mix buttermilk, water, olive oil, banana and maple syrup. Pour over dry ingredients. Stir until just mixed. Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for about 55 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on rack for 10 minutes, then unmold and finish cooling. 


  1. I love bananna bread too, just tried a tropical version, but the recipe was off, so it went in the trash. boo Your loaf looks great.

  2. Looks like your first foray into banana bread baking was quite a success! Great job. This bread looks moist and delicious and wonderful! I would definitely love to steal a slice or three.


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