If you’re looking for a nutritious, fresh-baked way to start your day, here’s how to make a gourmet breakfast banana nut bread that stays tasting fresh for days. Bananas are high in potassium and will give you energy just when you need it most. Add a cup of homemade cappuccino that you can make without a cappuccino maker (see how), and you’ll have a Starbucks quality breakfast at home or on the go for your commute to work. Just follow these steps to making a gourmet breakfast banana nut bread. And choose the healthier alternatives if you’re looking for a low fat banana bread.
Here’s What You’ll Need for Your Gourmet Breakfast Banana Nut Bread
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter (or 1/3 cup apple sauce for a low fat banana bread)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs (or 4 egg whites for a low fat banana bread)
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts for a healthier choice)
Follow These Steps to Make Your Gourmet Breakfast Banana Nut Bread
#1. Wet Banana Nut Bread Ingredients
In your mixing bowl mix the sugar, butter and eggs until smooth (1 minute approximately)
#2. Dry Banana Nut Bread Ingredients
In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
#3. Mix Banana Nut Bread Ingredients
Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet, while the mixer is working.
#4. Add Ripe Banana
Add the ripe bananas into the mix, the vanilla and the chopped nuts. If you need to crush the nuts yourself, put them in a Ziploc bag and wrap the bag with a towel. Then break them with a mallet or rolling pin.
5. Bake the Banana Nut Bread
Bake your gourmet breakfast banana nut bread on 350°F, making sure you first pre-heat the oven to the right temperature. I like to bake this loaf in a Bundt as it locks in moisture at the center of the banana nut bread. For the Bundt bake for 40 minutes. For a loaf pan, bake for 50 minutes. A loaf pan will give you a more crispy outer texture to your banana nut bread. If you are baking the low fat version of this banana bread recipe, you will need to add 5 to 10 minutes of baking time. Test the bread by inserting a tooth pick in the middle. If the pick comes out dry, the banana bread is ready.