Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Surprise Recipe Swap- Caramelized Banana Bread

It time for February's Suprise Recipe Swap, where a group of us bloggers are secretly assigned each others blogs, to re create a recipe from. This month, the blog I was assigned to, was Morsels of Life. The Morsels of Life blog, is a great hodge podge of recipes. You'll find a great variety of different types of cuisine, from Asian, to Tex Mex and also some wonderful desserts. All of which leave you wondering what will be coming next, to Morsels of Life.

With so many mouth watering recipes to choose from, I was really intrigued by the Caramelized Banana Bread. We LOVE banana bread and I'm always on a search for new varieties. I like that you caramelize the already sweet and ripe bananas, giving them a deep rich sweetness. The bread is super moist and the flavour is amazing. Plus, you're not using a ton of sugar and to tell the truth, you can even really tell. The kids and I have been snacking non stop on the bread, since I made it Saturday afternoon. Thanks Morsels of Life, for such a great twist on banana bread!

Caramelized Banana Bread
adapted from Morsels of Life
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 – 4 bananas, mashed
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 cups flour (I used half whole wheat and half white.)
1 tablespoon vinegar

 1. Melt butter in a pan, and then add bananas and brown sugar. Stir around a bit until bananas somewhat caramelized.
 2. Form Dry Team by combining flour and baking soda.
 3. Form Wet Team by combining eggs, milk, vinegar, and slightly cooled caramelized banana mixture.
 4. Combine Wet and Dry Teams, and pour into a greased loaf pan.
 5. Bake at 375F until golden brown and delicious, approximately 45 minutes.

This post linked to

In & Out of the Kitchen
See Ya in the Gumbo
Manic Monday
Tasty Tuesday
Delicious Dishes
Hearth and Soul


HungryLittleGirl said...

Oh this sounds delicious! I would have never thought about caramelizing them first! Great recipe choice!

Manila Spoon said...

That is one amazing looking bread, Cindy! And what a great idea to caramelize the bananas first. Have to bookmark this for future reference!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a fantastic idea to caramelize the bananas first! This bread sounds absolutely scrumptious.

Joan Messenger said...

This sounds delicious!

Erika @ One Recipe at a Time said...

I love banana bread! In fact I just made some. I definitely want to give this one a try a soon. Looks delicious!

Jess Simpleclean said...

I always forget about making banana bread, but I love it. Thanks for reminding me! This looks yummy!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Cindy, this sounds yummy. One never have enough Banana Bread recipes, right?

CJ Huang said...

This bread is one of my favorites. Glad you liked it! :)

Cynthia Landrie said...

I would have never thought to caramelize the bananas first! Great idea.

I am a part of the SRS too! I love sharing recipes like that!

Thank you for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I look forward to seeing whatyou bring next week.

Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

Michelle said...

This is such a great idea to change up a typical banana bread. It's like bananas foster in bread. Thank you for linking this week, Cindy.

Swathi Iyer said...

Banana bread is our family favorite, thanks for sharing with wonderful recipe to hearth and Soul blog hop. I am highlighting this recipe on this week hop.