I have this new Love Affair with coconut oil-so many ways to love it! The health benefits are off the charts and the taste is just amazing! My favorite is on roasted sweet potatoes, finished with a little sea salt. Its taste is as intoxicating as it’s aromatic smell! It reminds me of tropical beaches, sun-kissed skin, and soft ocean breezes. I have experimented with this versatile oil in many recipes. Recently, I tweaked this Banana Bread Recipe to include our Apple Cherry Bark instead of chocolate chips. With just a 1/2 cup of add-ins it's just enough sweetness without overwhelming the delicate flavors of the coconut, maple syrup, and fresh bananas. Coconut oil has won my heart and my taste buds! So here it is...hope you enjoy!
BANANA BREAD WITH APPLE BARK
Yield: 1 loaf
⅓ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup local honey or real local maple syrup
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 ½ medium or 2 large bananas)
¼ cup cream or milk (1/8 c light cream & 1/8 c water)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
1 ¾ cups All Purpose flour or Spelt Flour
Totally optional: ½ cup MIX-INS like chopped walnuts or pecans, APPLE BARK OR APPLE CHERRY BARK (chopped up in small pieces)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey or maple syrup together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk.
Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt & cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. If you’re adding any additional mix-ins, gently fold them in now.
Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.Should you want to experience our Apple Bark in this featured recipe-shop @ https://www.nyappleofmyeye.com/products/apple-cherry-bark
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