Banana bread isn’t on this blog and it seems like an odd exclusion considering my high school years were filled with home baked banana bread. Every Sunday I would make myself banana bread for the coming week’s snack.
There are likely a million recipes for banana bread and I do not want to add a basic recipe to the list because most weeks of baking my bread there would be additions that ranged from dried apricots to raw nuts and even a few times some seeds.
This leads to today’s recipe which was something I wanted to share with you, but seeds aren’t very sweet, in fact they have an undertone of bitterness and banana bread ain’t a savory snack so making brittle and crushing it into
The bananas used in this recipe are frozen which heightens their sweetness and makes it easier to mash them into the dish.
Banana Bread with Seed Brittle
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Makes 1 loaf
1/2 cup superfine/caster sugar
1/4 cup mixed seeds
3 frozen bananas, peeled
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons crushed seed brittle
1 fresh banana, peeled
Line a baking tray with silipat sheet or greaseproof paper and brush coconut oil over the surface (if you don’t the brittle will stick).
Place the sugar in a saucepan pan on medium heat, stirring consistently until brown, approximately 4 minutes, add the seeds and stir through swiftly.
Pour onto the tray and spread as thin as possible swiftly as it will set within a minute.
Set aside to cool.
Grind the brittle up and set aside.
For the bread, preheat the oven to 180C/360F and line your loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Place the frozen bananas and brown sugar in a bowl combine until smooth and well mixed.
Add in the coconut oil and whisk until well combined.
Add the eggs and whisk to combine until smooth.
Place the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl and add to the mixture, add 3/4 cup crushed seed brittle and fold together until well combined.
Place in the baking tray and spread to even out, slice the fresh banana in half and lay cut side on top, sprinkle the two tablespoons of seed brittle on top and bake for 50 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool fully.
Slice and serve.