Although I've made banana bread before, I don't think I'd
ever put granola or cereal into the batter before. As fate would have
it, I needed to use up some bananas and we ran out of the creamed corn cornbread we had been eating around the same time. Since I
planned on eating this bread for breakfast, I wanted it to be a bit
more substantive, and thus, I added in some granola. If you're
diligent, you can certainly make your own granola, but I happened to
have some granola and cereal around, so I used it! Plus, you'd have
to plan ahead and make sure you had the granola beforehand. Let's just
be honest here - I'm no good at that! If I had tried to make the
granola beforehand, only crumbs would be left by the time I got around
to making this bread.
Anyway, back on topic - bananas. They're filled with all sorts of
nutrients, and you've got both the standard mashed
bananas as well as some banana chips in this bread. Throw in some
granola for more texture and some on top for a toasty crunch, and you've
got a banana bread loaded with flavor and texture. It'll look and
taste great, but it doesn't require much extra time or effort -
perfect for breakfast or a midnight snack! Out of the banana breads I've made so far, I think this one is my favorite - you just can't beat the flavor and texture!
Double Banana Bread by
Banana bread with a double dose of banana and granola in the batter, then topped with
buttermilk (or yogurt)
flour (I used half white and half wheat.)
banana chips, chopped
cereal or granola (I used granola and cereal.)
- Form Dry Team by combining flour, baking soda, salt, banana chips, and
2 cups granola.
- Form Wet Team by recruiting sugar, oil, buttermilk, bananas, and an egg.
- Mix Wet and Dry Teams.
- Pour into buttered loaf pan.
- Sprinkle 1/3 cup granola on top. (Optionally, you can gently pat the
granola into the batter for more sticking power. I didn't.)
What makes your favorite banana bread special?
This post is linked to: What's Cooking Thursday?, Recipe Sharing Monday