I really do like bread and butter. A lot…and everytime I hear
I’m like Pavlov’s dog and have to run to my bread bin. I usually have an odd craving to see 9 1/2 weeks too but that’s another story.
I’ve wanted to make a banana bread that was more bread and less cake for quite some time and of course #SundaySupper gave me a chance/excuse to make this totally delish bread.
What’s super cool about the whole thing is that the bananas add density to the loaves but reduce the reason for adding lots of fat-I used walnut oil to add in more flavour. You get maleable bread that is even nicer when toasted the next morning.
We had it for breakfast and as a perfect counterpoint for our cheese board one night when we had a crowd over.
I love it with some gooey brie but others loved it best with sharp cheddar or chevre.
DH and small one devoured it with spicy sausage and started to hoard leftovers away for themselves.
These loaves (you get three from this recipe which might seem like a lot until you have your first piece and realize that you need to make more) have a great banana flavour without tasting desserty at all.
You might want to close your windows while they bake-visitors will just happen to pop by when they smell it.
I put my yeast on to proof with a little bit of brown sugar and mashed ripe bananas until they were smooth.
My little hint for this bread is to add in a bit of oatmeal (I used quick-not instant) for even more body.
What is it about fresh bread that makes any house feel like home.
I remember the amount of times that I moved during my twenties and the first thing I did once I uncovered my supplies was to whip together a really simple loaf.
Rustic, pretty loaves that are good anytime of day.
- 1 T yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 T brown sugar
- 5 mashed bananas (really ripe ones work best)
- 2 T oil (I used walnut which is a total treat but olive or canola will do quite nicely)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup oatmeal
- ¾ cup walnuts
- 4-5 cups flour
- Combine yeast, water and sugar and let bubble. Add bananas, walnuts, oil, salt and oatmeal and stir to combine. Add in enough flour to create a firm but not sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and need for 3 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth. Let proof for 30 minutes. Divide into three loaves and slash tops, let rest 10 minutes. Bake 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bottoms are browned and sound hollow when tapped.
Make sure you check out all the of music inspired foods by my fellow #SundaySupper ‘ers they are just amazing.
Prelude (Beverages):Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40 Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
Overture (Appetizers):Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka
Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer Moroccan Potato Salad from Healthy.Delicious inspired by Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills and Nash Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Finale (Desserts):Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James Cinnamon Heart Cookies with Biscoff Buttercream from Mess Makes Food inspired by Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2 Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats