Maple Syrup Banana Bread - A Delicious Recipe For Your Family
Making banana bread is a great way to use up ripe bananas. This recipe from Dawn Quest is a healthy, tasty twist on an old favorite.
One of the best things you can do with a bunch of overripe bananas is make good old-fashioned banana bread. In fact, the riper and blacker the banana the better.
We've taken out the processed white sugar and added in maple syrup instead for a slower release of energy rather than a sugar high/sugar crash. The result is a beautifully moist, not-too-sweet bready-cake that works well with crème fraîche or yoghurt or on its own.
• 285g plain flour
• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
• ½ tsp salt
• 110g melted butter, cooled, plus a little extra for greasing the tin
• 170ml maple syrup
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 4 very ripe bananas
• 85ml buttermilk (or use normal milk with 1½ tsp lemon juice)
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
- Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl
- Add the melted butter and maple syrup together in a separate bowl
- Mash the bananas to a relatively smooth pulp
- Add the eggs, banana, buttermilk and vanilla essence to the butter and syrup (make sure the butter is cool to avoid cooking the eggs).
- Fold the flour mixture into the banana mix until well-combined
- Grease a 2lb loaf tin (approx 21cm x 12cm)
- Pour the batter into the tin, place in the oven and bake for approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
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More delicious family recipes from Dawn Quest can be found at Meals Our Kids Love.