If you haven’t guessed, I love cooking.
More than cooking, I love baking.
I love this recipe and for the life of me, cannot remember where I got it. But, I make it during the winter season usually every other week. It is the only recipe for banana bread my husband likes, that is if I add a ton of Walnuts.
It is easy to make and one of the only recipes I found with strong coffee included in the ingredient mix. It seemed strange to me at first, but it works. Warning: I am usually very health conscious, but this recipe is not.
Here it is:
1 1/2c. butter
1 3/4c. brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1 1/2 teaspoon Orange zest (I don’t always add this)
4 c. flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons Cinnamon
2 c. puree ripe bananas (puree or mash the banana and mix them in 1 c. strong black coffee)
1 cup or in my case (or in my case 1 1/2c. ) chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or and non-stick spray to bread pan)
In a small bowl combine with a whisk, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and orange zest.
Then add banana mixture , dry mixture and walnuts.
Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until toothpick or fork in center comes out dry.
Tip: For an extra little something, I add a crumble topping(1/2c flour, 1/2c.brown sugar and 1/4c. butter) to the top of the bread before baking.