Did you know that February 23rd is regarded as a National Banana Bread Day? I can’t believe I missed it! But, in honour of the national day, today’s baking is dedicated to the banana bread.
Banana’s are actually quite popular than what we could imagine! They’ve beaten apples and oranges to claim the title as world’s number one fruit, and also are the world’s fourth biggest food staple, after rice, wheat, and corn (The Telegraph).
Besides the obvious delicious taste of banana bread, it is also very beneficial to our health. Banana’s are an excellent source of vitamins such as vitamin B6, and vitamin C, which helps us in treatment of neuritis, anemia, and also helps us develop resistance to pathogens respectively (Nutrition and You). They are also an excellent source for instant energy, as they contain a lot of carbohydrates within them (Livestrong). Additionally, the incorporation of nuts and olive into the bread, helps provide our bodies with healthy monounsaturated fats that aid in lowering cholesterol levels, and stable blood sugar levels (Livestrong).
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There are certainly different recipes to bake your own banana bread, and trust me when I say this…all of them are great! Some recipes incorporate oil to add in the lighter texture, where as others use melted butter to bring out that extra richness within the bread itself (The Telegraph).
The recipe that I’m going to share with you on here, incorporates sesame seeds, which add a tinge of savouriness along with extra crunch to the already sweetened banana bread.
To start off this recipe, you would need:
- ⅓ cup raw white sesame seeds, divided
- ¼ cup raw black sesame seeds, divided
- ½ cup roasted white sesame seeds
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1¾ cups cake flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups (lightly packed) dark brown sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Meanwhile, blend the bananas in a food processor, to obtain a smooth purée. Swift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk eggs, oil, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Add in brown sugar and banana purée to the large bowl until well blended, and then whisk in your dry ingredients to combine the mixture. Fold in the toasted sesame seeds, and half cup of black sesame seeds into the batter.
Pour in the batter into a loaf pan, and sprinkle with remaining white and remaining black sesame seeds.
Bake the bread for approximately 60-70 minutes, until the tester comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the bread. Let the bread cool in pan, slice it, and serve!
Nothing better than a blue sky with fluffy clouds…a cup of hot coffee…and a slice or two of sesame banana bread, that makes a perfect evening!
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