For those of you who know me, or happened to read my first post on my attempt to make cookies, you know that I am not a baker. This also means that I must learn how to bake because I’m incapable of accepting that there is something in the kitchen that I am not able to do… because, yes I am that stubborn. This is also why I run for “fun”, too. So I decided that I should learn how to make banana bread. It’s classic, I’ve heard that it’s easy and it seems like one of those things that I should know how to make.
I found the below recipe for a classic banana bread on Big Fat Baker. I am currently obsessed with checking out baking recipes on other blogs and this one has some great stuff on it! I’m planning on trying their brownie recipes next. This banana bread recipe is pretty straight-forward. It was moist, light and had a nutty, banana flavor. Plus the recipe is perfect for adding your own twist with mixing in other ingredients, such as chocolate chips or nuts.
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease your loaf pan.
Mix a tbsp of brown and white sugar with some cinnamon and nutmeg and coat the greased pan with it.
Mix together the coconut oil, banana, sugars, egg, and the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and baking soda. In 2-3 parts, mix the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Mix just until all the flour is moistened.
Pour into your pan, and sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar mix on top. Bake for an hour, bread is done with a tooth pick or knife comes out clean.