Pecan Banana Bread

It’s quarantine times and probably we will never forget these times. It can be very uncertain and we all have our reasons for feeling that way. As I believe ‘This too shall pass”.

We all have some extra time on hands and I do too. As I mentioned earlier, spending time in the kitchen and trying out new dishes makes me feel very happy. I had some banana which was overripe so thought of trying out some bread. 

Banana is an excellent fruit rich in potassium making it an ideal fruit for all ages. It also contains fair amounts of vitamins and minerals. It is also used in various cultures around the world to make desserts. They are deep fried, baked and steamed to make desserts.

To increase the health quotient I added some turmeric and flax seed powder in the recipe. Banana bread or muffins available in bakeries is too sweet for my palate. I just used the minimum amount of sweetener, since bananas are naturally sweet. You can always use more maple syrup if you need to.

Let’s make some bread now.

Servings

About 12 slices

Prep Time

10-15 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Total Time

1 hour, 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp flax seed powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Whole pecans and few lengthwise sliced banana for decoration

PREPARATION

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

Step 2
Butter and flour a loaf pan and keep aside.

Step 3
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add maple syrup, mashed banana and butter.

Step 3
Mix the ingredients well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan

Step 4
Decorate with pecans and sliced banana.

Step 5
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 6
Take the bread out of the oven and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Unmold and place on the cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve. 

Notes:
You can use more maple syrup if you want extra sweetness.
Leftovers can be kept at room temperature for 2 days, or refrigerate after that.

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The famous proverb "you are what you eat” as quoted by the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is very true. Food nourishes you from the inside out. Good health is of utmost importance to me. Vegetarianism and Veganism are gaining immense popularity these days. Natural, organic, healthy and homemade is my mantra.

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