Sunday, February 15, 2009

Praline Banana Bread

Praline Banana Bread
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
This recipe comes from combining several, crazy thoughts in my head, and things I needed to use (bananas and homemade praline). The praline made the bread sweet and a little crunchy, with more depth of flavor than banana bread alone.

Praline Banana Bread
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed banana (roughly 3 ripe ones)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup homemade praline*

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a loaf pan.

Cream butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs, banana, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, on low speed. Mix in praline.

Scrape batter into pan. Bake until bread springs back, about 55 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then remove from pan.

*If you don't want to make praline, try substituting toffee chips. Or just use regular old nuts for regular old banana bread.

Categories: Bananas, Bread, Praline


David T. Macknet said...

Yum! Of course, if you don't happen to have pralines just sitting around....

I think you're rubbing it in, aren't you. Mocking us in our lack of praline goodness.

Treasure Ann said...

Yeah, this is something I might try. I love banana nut bread. Your's look so moist.

Anonymous said...

Crazy thoughts? No! This is a genius idea, those flavors would be so delicious in an ice cream too :) (or gelato!)