It’s been a while since my last post, mostly due to the fact that this month has been slightly off the charts cray-cray in real life (it never fails to amuse me how we refer to our daily lives as Real Life, and the internet as our fictional playground), and also in part because I’ve been lazy. I’ve baked up a few things, however most of them were repeat recipes.
I went through a Banana Bread phase over the past two weeks, trying to recreate the yummy one sold at Boost Juice, and I tried a few different recipes but found one in this book of Quick Breads I have lying about at home that I really like. It’s simple, tasty and just slightly different.
Mainly cos it’s not entirely banana bread…
Carrot Banana Bread recipe
- 1/3 cup melted butter (recipe calls for vege oil, but I like butter!)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup ripe mashed bananas (I used 3 medium sized bananas that had gone soft and spotty)
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat your oven to 180C, and grease your 5″x3″ loaf pan
- Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking sofa, salt and cinnamon
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the mashed bananas
- Stir in the carrots and pecans with a spatula
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, start checking after about 40 minutes. I took my first batch out when the toothpick came out clean, but it gave me a muffin-ny/cakey texture as opposed to the drier bread texture that I was going for
- Cool the pan before removing the bread onto the wire, cool completely before storing or gobbling
Oh man, I couldn’t wait too long so I sliced off a hunk the moment it was cool enough to touch and slathered on a dollop of salted butter… it was my moment of ultimate indulgence, soft, slightly crumbly bread made so moist by the carrots…
The downside to this was when I got home from work the next day, hoping to have another slice of bread… it was all gone.