Friday, May 3, 2013

A delicious Banana Zucchini bread

I had a hand of sad looking bananas in the fruit basket this week... they were just crying out to be turned into something amazing.  So I heeded their cry for greatness, and mashed them into this delightful Banana and Zucchini Bread.  

It really is an easy, and delicious bread to make.  If you need to watch your sugar intake, you can use 1 cup of honey in place of the sugar.  The bananas do add sweetness to this bread, so you might even be able to reduce that amount to your liking.  I plan on making a gluten free version soon, stay tuned for an update (once it's successful!)

In the meantime, get your sad bananas into a bowl and make some yummy bread... almost good enough for breakfast perhaps?

Banana Zucchini Bread

Makes two loaves


3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup oil (vegetable oil, or other preferred light flavoured oil)
3 eggs
1 cup of honey OR 11/2 cups rapadura/coconut palm sugar
1 tbs vanilla
2 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
2 cups shredded zucchini (unpeeled - about 3 medium)

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Grease and flour two loaf tins, and preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla.  Stir in the banans and zucchini. Add this mix to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened, or until no more flour lumps can be seen.  Stir through the nuts if using.

Pour into prepared loaf tins and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing from tins and cooling completely on wire racks.

Slice thickly and enjoy!  It's really good toasted the next day with a nice slathering of butter too.

* Thermomixers!  I haven't made the whole cake in the thermomix, as it makes a lot of mixture, but you can use the Thermomix to help you along the way.  If you are using a thermomix: shred the zucchini on speed 5 for a few seconds.  Remove from the bowl and set aside (no need to wash the bowl).  Mash the banana, again using speed 5 for a few seconds.  Then you can add the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix on speed 3 until well combined.  Add the zucchini back into the bowl and mix together for a few seconds on speed 3.  Continue as above.

~ Nicole ~

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