Recipe#47: banana, dates & cinnamon bread
“An apron is just a cape on backwards!”
225 gr flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
175 gr butter (room temperature)
100 gr brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 ripe bananas
100 gr dates
50 gr walnuts
Wisk together flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add butter, sugar, honey and eggs. Mix until smooth. Smash the bananas, chop the dates and add both to the mixture. Blend everything together.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter. Level it and scatter the walnuts on top.
Bake at 170°C (340°F) for 1h.
This bread simply tastes like Christmas!
Recipe#2: banana and chocolate chip muffins
“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill it with muffin crumbs.” (Anne Fadiman)
230 gr (1 ¾ cups) all-purpose flour
100 gr (½ cup) granulated sugar
60 gr ( ¼ cup) brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
80 gr (½ – ¾ cup) chocolate chunks (white / milk / dark chocolate – whatever you love most)
3 ripe bananas
120 gr (½ cup) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180° (350 F). In a bowl combine all of the dry ingredients – flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chunks. In another bowl combine all of the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones. Combine well but be careful not to overmix the batter. Bake at 180° (350 F) for about 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven, cover them and let them cool.