November 2, 2016

Spiced Banana Bread

Spiced Banana Bread

There was a long period of my life where I would not get anywhere near a banana. In my mind, they were the most offensive food on the planet. As I got older and my palate expanded I slowly added bananas back into my diet. Sure they are great as a snack or sliced on cereal in the yogurt, but they really shine in baked goods.
The cinnamon, allspice, and cloves bring out a lovely warmth to this treat that is perfect for a cool November day. I love this in the morning with a cup of coffee and a smear of cream cheese, but you can enjoy it any time of day. See below for the recipe.

Spiced Banana Bread
Spiced Banana Bread
Spiced Banana Bread
Spiced Banana Bread


 Spiced Banana Bread
adapted from Bon Appetit

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
pinch of cloves
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flours a loaf pan and set aside.


Combine butter, greek yogurt, and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment. Beat for about 4 minutes until sugar has dissolved and mixture is light and fluffy. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as need to make sure everything is well combined. Add vanilla extract and one egg at a time to mixture and beat until combined. 

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Add dry mixture to wet mixture in two batches and beat until combined. Add bananas and walnuts and beat for just a few seconds until combined. 

Scrape batter into loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until top is golden brown and center is set. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then move to a drying rack. 

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