Are you looking for a delicious afternoon snack recipe that is easy to make without the hassle of proofing? Worry no more! This Granola banana bread is the answer to satisfy your cravings. Bring those mixers up and running to make this cakey bread recipe.
What is? (History/Background)
We all love cakes and bread but are always stuck with proofing as it makes or breaks the bread itself. No wonder baking is both science and art. Science as it needs precise measurements for the ingredients to play their role as it bakes. It is a form of art since each element plays a significant role, including giving different flavors and textures to the bread itself.
This granola banana bread is a combination of textures, banana profile, the tanginess of the sour cream, and the effortless process.
Tips and Procedure
- Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can cause the air bubbles to deflate, and the bread will not rise as it should. When the batter is overmixed, it activates the gluten (which is present in the flour) and makes the bread chewy and tough. To prevent overmixing, ensure that the ingredients are just well incorporated; sometimes, 2 minutes of mixing is enough for this kind of batter.
- To make around 500 grams of mashed banana, you need to have 7-8 medium-sized ripe bananas. You can use a potato masher or a fork to easily mash the bananas.
- All the ingredients must be at room temperature and prepared before starting the recipe. Also another thing to note is to preheat the oven according to the recipe's instructions, which will ensure that the batter will cook on the specific cooking time and will rise as it bakes.
How To Make
To make this delicious granola banana bread, prepare the following ingredients:
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- softened unsalted butter
- brown sugar
- beaten large eggs
- sour cream
- mashed very ripe banana
- vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Prepare two 9x5 loaf pans and grease them with cooking spray.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ground cinnamon in a mixing bowl; set aside.
Mix softened butter, brown sugar, beaten egg, sour cream, mashed banana, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer.
Slowly place the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and mix well.
Fold in the granola until well incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius.
Once done, let it cool completely before transferring it to a wire rack. Serve once totally cooled.
- What does it taste like? Soft with a cakey texture. The crunchiness of the granola adds a beautiful surprise as you take a bite with the granola banana bread. It has a strong banana flavor with a faint sourness from the added sour cream that balances out the sweetness of the banana.
- What needs to expect? You should expect the result to have a cakey texture rather than bread. This is because of the ingredients that were used in this recipe.
- What is the best substitute for sour cream? You can either use plain yogurt or Greek-style yogurt. Both have a tangy flavor that would counter and mellow down the sweetness and intense flavor of banana.
- Can I use whole wheat flour in this recipe? Definitely, you can use wheat flour instead of the ordinary all-purpose flour if you are going to a healthier version of this recipe.