Ever wanted to bake a Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch? Here is the good news; my little brother Jeffrey can bake like a pro. He likes to prepare all kinds of meals. Today he is telling you step by step how to make yourself a Banana bread for your Easter Brunch! Enjoy the blog post of my brother!
– Happy Easter guys,
Today I’m going to show you one of my first recipes that I have made and I have had a lot of positive feedback on it. It is called Banana Bread and if you like to prepare healthy food, you probably have heard of it.
A funny thing is that Sabine often has asked me if I could prepare it for her, so like the sweet brother I am (according to Sabine ha ha), I did that a lot for her and her fiancé Mache.
Some friends and family said it tastes more like a cake than like a bread, I guess that is because of all the natural sweet ingredients that I add to it, so therefore it tastes more like a cake.
I want to say before I start with the ingredients, that there are a lot of variations possible, so if you don’t like the ingredients that I have used this time, you probably can swap them for something else that you do like. I will give you some ideas for variation later also. You can make it your own perfect Easter Banana bread for your Easter Brunch.
The following list contains the ingredients that I have used.
Ingredients to a vegan Banana bread for your Easter Brunch:
- 100 gram oatmeal (it does not matter if it are flakes)
- 100 gram whole weat flower
- 3 bananas (mashed)
- 3 Easter eggs , no just normal eggs!
- ½ tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 10 seedless dates
- A splash of soy milk
- 100 gram pecans
- 50 gram walnuts
- Olive oil
If you have all of these ready, you can start baking!
Pre-heat the oven at 180 ℃ and use the olive oil to grease the baking dish.
- Mash the bananas, you can simply do it with a fork.
- Cut the dates in small pieces
- Crunch some of the nuts, keep in mind that you save enough whole nuts to cover up the bread at step 5. (So this will depend on how big your baking form is)
Get a mixer and a bowl to mix the ingredients in.
At first, mix the soft ingredients in the bowl, that means the mashed bananas, the eggs and the milk.
Then, add one by one all of the other ingredients (but NOT the whole nuts, see step 5). Make sure you mix them well, so that it doesn’t clot.
Check how thick your Banana Bread mix is, because if it isn’t that thick the dates and nuts can easily sink. In that case put a layer of Banana Bread mix without nuts and dates first in the baking dish and after that add the rest of it with the dates and nuts carefully. It is easy to do this with a soup spoon. If the mix is thick enough you can add all of the Banana Bread mix, at once in the baking form.
Add the whole nuts on top of the Banana Bread mix, push them a little bit in the Banana Bread mix, so that they won’t fall off when you cut the bread after baking it.
Bake it for 50 to 60 minutes on 180 ℃ in the oven. How do you know it is ready? It is simple, for example check after 50 minutes with a toothpick or a skewer if the bread is ready. Stick it into the middle of the bread and take it out. If the skewer or toothpick is still wet, the bread is not ready yet.
Now that you know step by step how to make the Banana Bread, I wanted you to know what variations I have used and maybe you will like them even better.
- Instead of using oatmeal and whole wheat flower, you can simply change one or both of them into: Almond flower; regular wheat flower; spelt flower. So if you are gluten intollerant you could still make the Banana Bread!
- About the eggs, I think 3 eggs is a good minimum for this bread, when I was excercising more often, I added 3 more eggs to it and it was tasty as well. You can also only add the eggwhites if you prefer more proteïnes.
- I like the dates in this bread, but I often made it with for example 5 dates and 5 vigs. Or maybe some raisins and cranberries instead. You can add anything you like to it, just ask yourself what do you like personally the most? I am most definitely going to make it in the summer with some raspberries and blueberries from our garden!
- The milk you want to add is up to you, I don’t like cow milk so much so I rather use soy milk or almond milk. But there are so much more options.
- The nuts are optional, that is something I made up myself, because it is a nice finishing touch!
Do you like this Banana Bread for your Easter Brunch? Let me know what you would like to add to your Banana Bread. Share it with me in a comment below.
Happy Easter everyone! Don’t eat too many Easter Eggs =)
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