It's winter here, to cope with my love for warmth, I made this spiced banana bread. To my surprise, it actually lifted my dull spirits. Spiced anything is my favorite for cold winter days. It's really simple and the kick is in the slight amount of twist that I put in the form of spices to the regular banana bread.
In my opinion, this spiced banana bread is the perfect companion for tea, coffee, a good book to read, etc. Being my favorite fruit, I almost always have bananas in my kitchen. Hence, it really is the first choice to let them ripe and whip up some banana bread, cakes, and the like.
There are so many ways that you can bake a banana bread in, I think almost every house has their signature style. This one is no less, you can adjust the spices, moisture, sweetness, etc. to match your liking and make it your way. In any case, if you love this fruit as much as I do then just gather your ingredients and follow this recipe, you won't regret it.
Below is the recipe for this dessert. If you want to get a better idea with the help of pictures then keep on reading after the recipe.
- All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
- Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Baking Soda - 1 tsp
- Sea salt - 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
- Cloves - 1/2 tsp
- Ginger - 1/2 tsp
- All spice - 1/2 tsp
- Nutmeg - 1/2 tsp
- Walnuts, chopped - 1/2 cup (add more if you like more nuts in your banana bread)
- Ripe bananas, mashed - 3;
- OPTIONAL Banana, sliced - 1/2, for topping
- Coconut oil, melted - 1/3 cup
- Egg - 1 large
- Pure vanilla extract - 1 tsp
- Preheat the over to 180 C.
- Line a loaf tin by parchment paper, alternatively, you can also brush/spray some cooking oil.
- Make sure you have all your ingredients ready with you before you start the recipe.
- In a large bowl, sift the self-raising flour.
- Next, add all the dry ingredients and whisk everything together and keep the bowl aside.
- In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with the help of a fork/potato masher depending on how you like it. I like to have some chunks of banana hence I do not mash it super smooth.
- Next, add the melted coconut oil, beaten egg, followed by vanilla extract.
- Give everything a good mix.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix everything so that the mixture is well incorporated with all the ingredients.
- Pour the batter in the lined loaf tin.
- Add slices of banana and chunks of walnuts on top of the batter.
- Bake at 180 C for 45-50 min, checking in between as baking times vary in all ovens.
- The spiced banana bread is ready when a skewer inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean.
I have used a 28 cm (11 in) loaf tin, hence my bread is slightly small in height. You can use a smaller tin (~23 cm) incase you want bigger, more square-ish loaf.
Preheat the over to 180 C. Gather all your ingredients. In a bowl, add flour, sugar and dry spices.
Next, add in the chopped walnuts. Mix everything. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.
To the mashed bananas, add coconut oil, egg and vanilla extract. Mix everything together.
Add this wet mixture to the bowl of dry mixture and whisk everything together.
Take the lined loaf tin. Add the batter to the loaf tin, spread evenly with a spatula. Garnish with sliced bananas and walnuts.
Bake at 180 C for 45-50 min, checking in between as baking times vary in all ovens. The spiced banana bread is ready when a skewer inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
Give this recipe a try and share the results with me in the comment section. I'd love to see your recreations.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead!