banana bread with a brown sugar crust

March 13, 2013 § 6 Comments


this banana bread is so fluffy and moist with just a few hints of coconut and almond flavorings. you can omit the nuts if you want but for me they are essential to any dessert that i favor. the secret to this banana bread is the brown sugar crust which adds the perfect amount of sweetness and texture. i made this loaf from scratch, you can check out my last banana bread recipe here which was made from a box and was still delicious nonetheless.

ingredients: {makes one loaf}
• 4 very ripe brown bananas
• 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 egg beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon coconut extract
• 1 teaspoon almond extract
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
• 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

to do:
no need for a mixer for this recipe! preheat the oven to 350 degrees. with a wooden spoon, mix the butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. mix in the egg, sugar, nuts and extracts. sprinkle the baking soda, baking powder and salt over the mixture and mix in. add the flour last in batches, mix but do not over mix. pour the mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. evenly sprinkle the brown sugar atop. bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. allow to cool. remove from pan and enjoy!

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§ 6 Responses to banana bread with a brown sugar crust

  • oh wow, this sounds amazing!

  • LFT says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! In fact tomorrow is the day! Your various flavorings is awesome! I never saw a recipe for banana bread with this kind of delicious ingredients….and how easy it is! Thank you again for sharing this delicious recipe!

  • Emma says:

    This was sooooooo delicious! It was as moist as anyone could imagine! I am beginning to think it is because of the great additions like the coconut and almond extracts! This is a recipe to keep!

  • caviar says:

    I like how you baked it in a flat cake pan! this is so unlike the other recipes that call for bread pan. The taste and texture is awesome! You are truly a wonderful baker!

  • akiko says:

    This looks so yummy, kristina! It’s not a good idea to visit your blog at this time (11:30pm) haha. Great post as always! xo akiko
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  • Aja says:

    It turned out wonderful.

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