A Nutty Banana Loaf

What’s Beethoven’s favourite fruit?

BA-NA-NA-NA!

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*BA TUM TSSS*

Don’t judge me, I know you are laughing so hard right now.

Unlike Beethoven and these adorable minions, I used to not be a big fan of bananas. But that era ended when I found out all the delicious thing I could make with them – exhibit one: this blueberry banana smoothie right here!

A few things you need:

(see exact quantities below)

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  • 5 super ripe bananas (more brown spots the better!
  • 1.5 C AP flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C vegetable oil (not pictured)
  • crushed peanuts (as much as you would like, I used about 1/2 C in the batter plus a small handful for topping)

An easy way to use less sugar but still retain the sweetness is to use more bananas and pick the ones that are so ripe they are at the verge of their death.

We made some alterations to this recipe and baked our loaf with slightly less sugar and 100% more peanutty deliciousness!

But why not add some peanut butter you ask? I considered putting some in the batter but in an attempt to cut down the sugar, I decided to leave it out. That jar of Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter? Yeah, it’s packed with excess sugar and salt! Fortunately, the loaf still turned out to be full of that peanutty aroma! If you have some natural PB around the house though, feel free to add some for that extra nuttiness!

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or about 200 Celsius
  2. Mash bananas with a fork (or a potato masher if you have one) – if you like to see chunks of banana in my bread like I do, just mash until it’s about 85% done!
  3. Crack in eggs, mix well with the banana
  4. Add to the mixture sugar, oil, and flour. Mix thoroughly after you add each ingredient.
  5. Add vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon powder.
  6. Stir in crushed peanuts (if you bought them whole, just put some in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them)
  7. Pour mixture into a buttered/oiled loaf tin and top with more peanuts (yay!)
  8. Bake for 50 minutes. Check after 45 and bake for longer time if needed.

For easy and quick video instructions (and how I document this mess that is my life) click here!

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If you do make this recipe, make sure to leave me a message below! I’d lminion_by_bibi97nd-d6k9zm2ove to know how it turns out!

So why don’t bananas snore? Because they don’t want to wake up the rest of the bunch!

And there you have it, your daily dose of lame awesome jokes. You are welcome! 🙂

Michelle, x

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