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African Banana Bread Recipe

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Banana Bread (from Africa!) Recipe - EasyRecipesCooking.com

this is an unusual banana bread recipe in that it uses a solid rather than liquid fat (ie. butter not oil), unlike most quickbread recipes, and is made more like cookies are. the result is very delicious, though – a super-light, slightly rich, moist bread. the recipe comes from an african cookbook.

Total time: 1 hours 15 minutes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hours

Yield: 1 loaf, 8 serving(s)


1/4 lb butter or 1/4 lb margarine
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup white sugar
3 mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (and/or nuts, or anything else you would like) (optional)


  • cream butter.
  • beat in sugar.
  • mix in egg yolks.
  • mix in bananas, milk, vanilla.
  • mix dry ingredients (flour, spices, salt, soda, powder) in a separate bowl and then mix into butter/sugar/banana mixture beat egg whites until frothy, then fold into batter.
  • put batter into greased loaf pan (or an 8×10" pan will work also).
  • bake at 350º for about an hour (35 mins. for 8×10 pan) or until golden brown, and deliciously warm from the oven.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 327.2, FatContent 13.3, SaturatedFatContent 7.9, CholesterolContent 83.6, SodiumContent 594.9, CarbohydrateContent 47.5, FiberContent 2.4, SugarContent 18.2, ProteinContent 5.5

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