Bananabread with pecans, blueberries and coconut


Felt like baking again for the first time in ages! I just don’t feel like doing it, so I’m not. But yesterday I was just craving something nice for a Saturday morning brekky. When I saw the bananas waiting there for me in the kitchen, I knew what to make.

I found nuts, blueberries and coconut as well, so why not throw it in there! Baking takes a while (over an hour), but the making of the thing is quick and easy. There are tons of ‘healthy’ fit-girl food banana bread recipes, but I won’t give you one. I don’t like the struggles of finding ingredients you don’t normally have at home. I want to be able to bake things with ingredients I always have, such as butter, eggs and sugar!

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (1 more if you want one for decorating the top)
  • 100 gr butter
  • 200 gr flour
  • 150 gr white caster sugar
  • 50 gr brown caster sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 gr baking powder
  • Filling ingredients as chosen by you! (Think nuts, maybe apple, raisins, you basically put in whatever you like and have at home).

Pre-heat the over to 180C . Weigh your ingredients. Start with melting the butter until it is a liquid. Use a bit to butter a cake pan. Then take the pan off the fire and mix in the sugar and the eggs one at the time. Mix everything with your whisk. The original recipe I had used creme fraiche or sour cream, but I didn’t have that. I found half a can of coconut milk in the fridge and used that instead, and it worked perfectly! Add that to the mix as well.

Puree the bananas in a bowl and then whisk through the butter, sugar and eggs mix we made before. Add the mix to a bowl with the flour, baking powder and a pinch of cinnamon, and mix through your chosen filling. Add the batter to the cake pan and bake the banana bread for about an hour. Check with a knife if it’s done. If it comes out clean it is ready. Leave it to cool down on the counter for half an hour before eating it.

I think it is best with salted butter and cinnamon on top! Enjoy!