Having recently come back from Hawaii I was in need of some Aloha at home.
My favorite banana bread recipes
is from Martha Stewart. Always moist and it never lasts long. Using this recipe I added some Aloha.
|Macadamia Banana Bread|
For this recipe I used:
1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
1 Cup of Sugar
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup of All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup of Candied Pineapple
1/2 Cup of Macadamia Nuts
|Macadamia Banana Bread - The Ingredients|
I started by creaming the butter and sugar , with a hand mixer
, until light and fluffy and then adding the eggs. Mix well!
|Macadamia Banana Bread - Adding the Eggs to the Creamed Butter|
I added the flours and and mixed them in until just mixed.
|Macadamia Banana Bread - Adding the Flours|
I added the sour cream, vanilla
, and bananas and mixed well.
|Macadamia Banana Bread - Adding the rest of the wet ingredients|
I finished the batter off by hand and then folded in the pineapple
After putting the batter in a 9" x 5 " glass loaf pan
, I topped it with the macadamia nuts
|Macadamia Banana Bread - Ready for the Oven|
I baked the Banana Bread for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 350˚.
This was one of those loaves that went to work and I don't have a completion picture of. I did; however, get to taste the bread. It was pretty great!
- I would add another 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda - may give it a little more lightness with the added whole wheat flour
- used salted or unsalted Macadamia Nuts both are great for this recipe
- use the candied pineapple - fresh will leave wet holes in the finished bread
- When ever you have that one left over banana that is too ripe, peel it and put it into a freezer bag and put it in the freezer. Thaw the frozen banana the night before you need it.
Labels: Macadamia Banana Bread