Recipes that include brown sugar

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)

Whole Grain Banana Bread

Whole Grain Banana Bread

Dry Ingredients:

1 c whole grain oatmeal
1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/3 c demerara sugar (or turbinado)
1 tsp baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t ground allspice

 

Wet Ingredients:

1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c orange juice (not from concentrate)
1/3 c plain Greek yogurt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
2 t pure vanilla extract

 

Ingredients for the topping:

1‐1/2 T whole grain oatmeal
1‐1/2 T brown sugar (or demerara or turbinado)
1/2 t cinnamon
4 to 5 slices of banana

 

Instructions – how to make whole grain banana bread:

Combine dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. In a separate larger bowl, mix wet ingredients together thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to wet, mixing only until combined. Pour mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan.

In a separate small dish, combine the topping ingredients – oatmeal, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of loaf. Finish with a few slices of banana overtop.

Bake at 375F for 50 minutes. Turn oven off and allow loaf to sit in warm oven for another 15 minutes. If the top of the loaf is getting too dark, loosely tent with foil. Remove banana bread from oven and allow to cool on baking rack before serving.

Banana Bread with Streusel

Banana Bread with Streusel

Ingredients:

Bread:

3 eggs
1 cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of sugar
3-4 mashed overly ripe bananas
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3 cups AP flour
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda

 

Topping:

6-8 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup AP flour
½ cup sugar
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt

 

Instructions – how to make banana bread with streusel:

Melt butter & cool, mix in other ingredients with a fork until crumbly. Squeeze with hands and break up into smaller pieces, if needed.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 2, 8 x4 inch pans with non stick baking spray.
In a large bowl beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in the oil and sugar.
Stir in the bananas and vanilla.
In another bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until combined.
Divide the batter between the 2 pans, top evenly with the topping.
Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups of self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat milk
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 50g butter melted cooled
  • l tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g fresh or frozen blueberries

 

Instructions – how to make blueberry banana bread

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees F, brush a 20 x 10cm loaf tin with melted butter and line the base with grease proof paper.
Sift combined flour info a large bowl, stir in sugar.
Combine banana, milk, egg and butter and vanilla in a medium bowl.
Add mixture and blueberries to flour mix and stir until just combined.
Spoon mix into prepared cake tin.
Bake in the oven for 55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Set aside to cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.
Cut into slices to serve.

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions – how to make strawberry banana bread:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour loaf pans or line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease with butter or a vegetable spray.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, and mashed banana.
Add the melted butter to the brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.
In another large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Gently fold in the berries, making sure they are coated with flour. This helps to prevent the berries from sinking during baking.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are just combined. Do not over mix the batter or you will end up with tough bread.
Place batter in loaf pan, 3 mini loaf pans, or 12 muffin cups.
Put in the oven and bake until a tester inserted in the center of a loaf comes clean about 30-35 min.
If you made muffins 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 1 large loaf, or 3 mini loaves, or 12 regular sized muffins.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (from 3 large, ripe bananas, a little more or less won’t hurt)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

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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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