Who doesn’t love Banana Bread?
Made with fully ripe or overripe bananas banana bread is a moist, sweet cake-like bread…sometimes made with yeast and in the West Indies the age-old tradition is to sun dry banana slices and then grind into a powder…Banana Flour…
Banana bread made with yeast had a denser texture and is usually sliced, toasted and spread with butter…my taste buds are zinging as I type…
In Hawaii during World War I, a surplus of bananas resulted from very few ships available to export the fruit. To prevent waste, alternative uses for bananas were developed. For example, bakeries started incorporating the fruit into their bread.
This recipe was printed in The Maui News on April 12, 1918, for banana bread:
Yeast, coconut milk or water
There was also rationing of staple food items such as flour. Banana flour was a suggested substitute. It was recommended as a health food and suitable for a vegetarian diet.
The Big Island is the largest domestic producer of bananas in the United States. The Tarring’s Ohana Banana Farm is one of the largest suppliers of fresh apple bananas in Hawaii – and the world’s only supplier of Hawaiian Candy Apple Bananas.
There’s a lot of variation in the nutrition info for banana bread recipes. Those made with butter and eggs come out higher in unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol, while those made with vegetable oils are still high in fat and calories, but contain more heart-healthy fats.
The best bananas for banana bread aren’t yellow; they’re black. Or they’re at least streaked with black/brown, with just the barest hint of green at the stem. And again, the darker the better: there’s no such thing as a too-ripe banana when you’re making banana bread.
My Banana Bread recipe has been tried and tested many, many times eb=ven more today as I had only a little cake flour…more than little ripe bananas and had started mashing them before I realised…so I improvised which you cannot always do with cakes and bread but on this occasion, it worked…I used mainly bread flour added a tsp ob baking powder and some coconut milk…The result a nice banana bread…I was more than a little amazed as I thought it might be heavy and it wasn’t…The only reason I added coconut milk as earlier recipes used coconut milk or water…
How to Observe #NationalBananaBreadDay
Bake your favourite version of banana bread to celebrate. With so many varieties to try – banana nut, chocolate banana and more – you can make more than one! Invite someone to join you or give a loaf or two away. The celebration is just too good not to share!
Examples are Buttermilk Banana Bread, Banana Sour Cream Bread, Apple sauce Banana Bread, Banana Chocolate Chip Bread or Peanut Butter Chocolate chip Banana Bread…or as I did today add coconut milk…You can also top the banana bread with some cream cheese icing and a few walnuts…so many different combinations…Enjoy!
What is your favourite banana bread recipe do you use yeast or make quick banana bread…Pls share your tried and tested recipe…
Use #NationalBananaBreadDay to post on social media.
Just a piece of trivia...did you know? That more songs have been written about the Banana than any other fruit.
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY
All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
Dog biscuits come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and flavours. They serve to reward a man’s best friend for good behaviour as part of their training.
Dog owners may also give a biscuit to show their canine companions just how much they love them, too. Sometimes, dog biscuits serve to deliver vitamins and medicines we may have difficulty getting our pooches to take otherwise.
Speciality treats offer dogs and their owners so much to chews from! Even dogs on restricted diets won’t have trouble finding a dog biscuit that’s gentle on their tummy. Others help keep teeth healthy and fresh, too! What better reward could you ask for?
That’s it for today…
Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week and please tell me in the comments what your favourite Banana Bread recipe is…I just love to chat and swap recipes xx