Monday, October 15, 2012

Dont Throw Out That Banana

Do you always seem to have one spotty ripe banana left in your fruit bowl? well dont throw it out because I have a recipe for you that only needs one banana. This Banana Bread recipe is great even thought it only has one banana in it, it still have a beautiful banana flavour.

So don't throw out that Banana!!

Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf 
Recipe adapted from: The Faux Martha

1 c. flour (or 1/2 c.flour + 1/2 whole wheat flour)
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
56 grams butter, melted
1/3 c. buttermilk (or milk and a squeeze of lemon juice)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Crumb Topping

1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. cold butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 150C.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Stir in the melted butter and the buttermilk (or milk/lemon combo). Add egg and stir until well combined. Add banana and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Spread the batter into pan.
4. Make the crumb topping by mashing together butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Distribute topping evenly over batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min, then allow to finish cooling on rack.

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