Recipes that include almond extract

Coffee Banana Bread

Coffee Banana Bread

Ingredients

2 cups well-mashed banana
1 cup strong black coffee
3/4 cups each raisins or nuts (optional)

 

Ingredients for butter mixture:

1 and 1/2 cups melted butter
1 and 3/4 cups brown sugar or 1 and 1/2 cups honey
4 eggs, room temperature
2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
grated rind of one orange

 

Ingredients for flour mixture:

2 cups whole wheat
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

 

Instructions – how to make coffee banana bread:

Preheat the oven to 350 degree (F).
Beat in a large bowl sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time, add remaining butter mixture ingredients, and beat until light in color.
Sift together twice the flour mixture ingredients.
Soak banana in coffee.
Add flour mixture and mashed banana alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour (flour, banana, flour, banana, flour) after each addition mix gently to combine, but do not beat or otherwise over mix – this toughens and dries the the cake.
Add 3/4 cups raisins or nuts last (optional).
Generously butter two loaf pans and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Divide batter and bake.
Serve plain or with butter or cream cheese.

(Cool ten minutes in the pan, then remove to finish cooling)

Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. soft butter
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 t. almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Instructions – how to make coconut banana bread:

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk, lemon juice and almond extract. Add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Mix together.

Stir in bananas and fold in coconut. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out on wire rack to finish cooling.

Almond-Scented Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Almond-Scented Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup each all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, and almond meal
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, shmooshed into oblivion
  • 2 tablespoons each plain yogurt and sour cream (or 1/4 cup of either one)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon each almond extract and vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

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