Perfectly Spiced Banana Bread

Steps on how to prepare a Perfectly Spiced Banana Bread recipe

Time

1 hour 5 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

318.2

    Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, ground (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed (4 medium)

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2. STEP

    Grease 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

  3. 3. STEP

    Sift flour,baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice and nutmeg together in bowl.

  4. 4. STEP

    Add lemon zest and almonds.

  5. 5. STEP

    Stir until combined.

  6. 6. STEP

    Set aside. Beat butter in large mixing bowl until soft and creamy.

  7. 7. STEP

    Beat in sugar until light and fluffy.

  8. 8. STEP

    Add eggs and beat until thoroughly blended.

  9. 9. STEP

    Beat in flour mixture alternately with bananas until mixture is well blended.

  10. 10. STEP

    Pour into prepared pan.

  11. 11. STEP

    Bake in center of oven 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  12. 12. STEP

    Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.

  13. 13. STEP

    Invert from pan and cool completely on rack.

  14. 14. STEP

    Variation: Banana-walnut or -pecan bread: Omit almonds.

  15. 15. STEP

    Add 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans with bananas.

    Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, ground (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed (4 medium)

    Tags

    BREADS

    FRUIT

    OVEN

    < 4 HOURS

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