Nutty Banana Bread With Crio Bru & Craisins

by Tenina Holder

I love banana bread; it totally reminds me of my childhood…guessing there was a lot of over-ripe banans in our household or something! Add a few nuts, some Crio Bru granules (what isn’t better with chocolate? Seriously!) And then of course a little extra sweetness from the craisins. This was delicious slathered in butter, and when toasted, even better….it didn’t last until breakfast the next morning, but would be fantastic as a breakfast option. It does make 2 loaves, so thinking you should make sure you have plenty of people around to polish this off…not that you aren’t capable of doing it by yourself, but I don’t want to be responsible!

Need

  • 110 g butter, cubed
  • 300 g brown sugar
  • 390 - 400 g ripe bananas, peeled
  • 100 g rice bran oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste Heilala vanilla bean paste BUY
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon (more about this later!)
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch Pink Salt Flakes Pink salt flakes BUY
  • 450 g plain flour
  • 150 g craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 150 g pecans, shelled
  • 50 g Crio Bru Crio Bru granules, flavour of choice BUY

Do

1  

Preheat oven to 180ºC, fan forced setting. Butter 2 loaf tins and set aside.

2  

Place butter and sugar into Thermo bowl and blend 15 sec/speed 5.

3  

Add bananas, oil, eggs, baking powder, spices and salt and blend 20 sec/speed 8.

4  

Add flour and blend 10 sec/speed 6.

5  

Add fruit, nuts and Crio Bru granules and blend further 10 sec/speed 6.

6  

Divide between loaf tins and bake 50 minutes or until golden and inserted skewer comes out clean. Cover bread with foil in the last 20 minutes of baking if browning too quickly. Leave bread to cool in tins before turning out.

More

Serve toasted or untoasted, with or without butter, and or honey….or homemade Nutella is pretty awesome as well…but I’ll stop now!

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