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Classic Banana Bread

Klassiek Bananenbrood

Classic banana bread

Alright, I know it’s been way too hot the past weeks to even think about turning on the oven. But if you don’t mind or it’s not as hot where you live, I got this wonderful recipe for you: classic banana bread.

Cookbook review

Just recently, I reviewed a new cookbook, called ‘Bananenboek’, the banana book. Unfortunately, it’s only on Dutch. As the title already says, it’s a cookbook all about the banana. Banana a s ingredient for sweet AND savory dishes. Quite interesting. So, for the review, I tried several recipes form the book, but I didn’t try any of the baking recipes. Why? I already have about 15 different banana recipes on my blog and there are still more to come. And then I suddenly realised that there is still one important recipe missing: one for good, old fashioned, plain banana bread.

Anything but plain

Although I wouldn’t want to call it plain, really. But next to all those funny combinations and unexpected ingredients, the most delicious recipe was missing. Of a simple, easy, and tasty banana bread. Banana bread as it is supposed to be. And even though the hot temps are not really inviting me to turn on the oven, this definitely is worth the extra sweat. And it might be a welcome distraction from all those recipes for the BBQ, drinks, ice cream and salads ;-).

Ingredients

3 small bananas (peeled about 250g)

2 eggs

200 g crème fraiche or sour cream

75 g sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

100 ml vegetable oil

300 g flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a cake tin or line with a baking sheet.

Mash the bananas.

Mashing bananas for the banana bread

Beat the eggs with the sugar, crème fraiche, oil and vanilla until smooth. You can use a whisk for that.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Mixing wet ingredients

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and fold the two together. You could use a whisk or electric mixer, but down overmix.

Fold in the mashed banana.

Mixing the batter for the banana bread

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for ca. 60 minutes in the middle of the oven.

Beslag is klaar en kan de oven in

Out comes this wonderfully fluffy banana bread. Now you should wait until it’s cooled down, but I have to admit that that is the most difficult part for me. I can’t muster the patience and usually cut off a piece when it’s still warm. It’s so good!

Klassiek bananenbrood

It’s tasty just as is, but I also love to slather it with peanut butter (especially if it’s the salted caramel type).

Enjoy!

Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 3 small bananas (peeled about 250g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a cake tin or line with a baking sheet.

  2. Mash the bananas.

  3. Beat the eggs with the sugar, crème fraiche, oil and vanilla until smooth.

  4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and fold the two together. You could use a whisk or electric mixer, but down overmix.

  6. Fold in the mashed banana.

  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for ca. 60 minutes in the middle of the oven.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply

    Roelina

    July 20, 2018

    Oe, dit is lekkerrr

    • Reply

      Nicole

      July 21, 2018

      Ja, zo lekker! 🙂

  • Reply

    Rory

    August 2, 2018

    Mjam! Mijn enige poging tot bananenbrood met blauwe bessen was niet zo geslaagd. Zowel Mila als Huib hadden na een plakje genoeg voor een aantal maanden (ai) en ik vond het eigenlijk best lekker. Maar wel erg machtig. Ik ga dit recept ook eens proberen. Maar inderdaad niet nu (warm!) 🙂

    • Reply

      Nicole

      August 7, 2018

      Hier zijn de meningen 50/50 verdeeld. Mijn man en onze oudste houden niet zo van bananenbrood (de wafels vonden ze overigens wél heel lekker) en de jongste en ik zijn allebei verzot op bananenbrood 🙂

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