Bread, sweet or savory, is my guilty pleasure. Tonight’s iftar was a little different, we were in the mood for sweets and mainly breakfast items. I made this moist banana walnut bread with loads of banana and walnuts and served it when it was still slightly warm. You can skip the walnuts, but I love and prefer the crunch factor. The recipe is very simple to make and lets you use up your overripe bananas. This was a good change to our usual savory filled iftar table. What do you guys think about breakfast for dinner?
PREPARATION 10 minutes
COOK TIME 65 minutes
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter melting at room temperature
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 overripe bananas about 2 cups
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a large bowl combine your dry ingredients: the flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom and mix them together
3. In a separate bowl mix the sugar and butter slightly
4. Beat two eggs separately and add them to the sugar mixture
5. Mash four overripe bananas, this should come out to about two cups, and add it to the sugar mixture
6. Now add your sugar mixture to your dry ingredient mixture from step 1 and mix it just to moisten
7. Lightly butter a loaf pan and pour the batter into the loaf pan. Evenly spread the batter
8. Add walnuts. This is optional
9. Place the pan in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes. After about 60 mins - insert a clean toothpick into the center of the loaf to check if your bread is ready. If the toothpick comes out clean, your bread is ready! If not leave, it in for a few more minutes and recheck with a toothpick.
10. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Serve up. Delightful!