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Banana bread (with raisins and hazelnuts)

Simple dessert for breakfast

by Ada Parisi
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Banana bread, ricetta originale americana

Banana bread with raisins and hazelnuts. Today I bring to America for a sweet simple but tasty: il banana bread. Literally translated as banana bread “Locky all banane”, but in fact it is a Plumcake soft made with crushed bananas. Bananas are a fruit that is rarely used in desserts, But they're actually very versatile. Have you tried the BANOFFEE PIE, A delicious banana-based cake, caramel and whipped cream? Oppure i BANANA AND COCOA POPSICLES, ready in 5 minutes. Or even the SOFT CAKE WITH BANANAS AND STRAWBERRIES?

For a good banana bread you need very ripe bananas

To prepare a perfect banana bread the fundamental thing is that the bananas are very, very mature. You know those bananas full of dark spots on the skin., that give off a strong smell? Here's, precisely these bananas that maybe we had forgotten to eat, they can be recycled to prepare this delicious dessert that I like to enrich with chopped hazelnuts and raisins. My favorite recipe is the site “Live well, bake often”.

When I prepare desserts with bananas I always use only brown sugar, but if you want you can use in whole or in part granulated sugar. This fruit plumcake prepares in a moment and lasts for a long time soft and moist, just be careful to wrap the cake in plastic wrap. The banana bread is great as it is at breakfast, but also accompanied by butter and jam. You can also enrich it with ice cream, whipped cream or custard and offer it as dessert to your guests at the end of a casual dinner. Also try the SIMPLE PLUMCAKE WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS or what to LEMON AND RASPBERRIES, at PEARS AND CINNAMON or the ORANGE PAN. Or, to have a wider glance, have a look at all my PLUMCAKE OF RECIPES. Have a good day!

Banana bread, ricetta originale americana

BANANA BREAD (American recipe), doses for a standard loaf pan

Portions: 8 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


250 grams of flour 00

5 grams of baking powder

the tip of a teaspoon of baking soda

cinnamon powder

a tablespoon vanilla extract Bourbon or the seeds of a whole berry

a large pinch of salt

120 grams of butter at room temperature

150 grams of brown sugar fine

120 grams of eggs (2 large eggs, but pesatele)

4 large very ripe bananas

80 grams of coarsely chopped hazelnuts

40 grams of raisins


Banana bread, original American recipe

To prepare banana bread need to preheat the oven to 180 degrees static.

Grease and flour the Loaf pan. Mash well bananas with a fork, so as to obtain a slurry. Alternatively, you can blend them in a food processor: in the first case you'll get a banana bread with a few pieces of banana inside, in the second case a uniform consistency and softer.

Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl, then add the cinnamon and salt.

Soak raisins in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain and dry thoroughly.

Place in a bowl the butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until mixture is puffy and fluffy (it will take about 5 minutes, if the butter is soft enough). Add the extract (in semini) vanilla. Then add to the mix before an egg, continuing to mount with the whisk until it is fully incorporated, then the second. As for the compound for the plum has absorbed both eggs, add the mashed bananas and incorporate the mass.

Finally, slowly add the dry ingredients (flour, yeast, salt and cinnamon) stir quickly and not too long with a spoon, until they are blended.

Add the coarsely chopped hazelnuts and lightly floured raisins to the banana bread dough (this way it will distribute better in the dough).

Pour the mixture into the mold and level. Bake for 60 minutes or until, inserting a toothpick in the center of banana bread, He will stay completely dry. If, half-cooked, you were to find that the banana bread is getting too dark on the surface, cover the surface of the cake with a sheet of aluminum foil.

When the banana bread is cooked, oven and let cool for 30 minutes in the mold, Then unmold the cake and let it cool on a wire rack. You can enjoy alone or banana bread with butter and jam for breakfast, or serve it accompanied by a crème anglaise (such as that found here in the recipe of Stuffed Baked Apples) for dinner. Bon appétit!

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adrien 10 May 2019 - 16:35

Hello Ada,
super recipe ! Here I hope it helped to you in French.
But already congratulations for your outstanding French ! Continue like that !

Ada Parisi 13 May 2019 - 11:59

Adrien thank you twice. I’m manually correcting the Google translation based on your directions. Thank you again. Thank you. ADA

elisabetta corbetta 5 October 2018 - 08:41

Is’ I wanted to prepare a sweet these days.
Thank you very much for your recipe
A big kiss

Ada Parisi 5 October 2018 - 12:23

thanks to you and let me know


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