We have recently seen some banana bread recipes floating about with pumpkin added to the mix. Now while that sounds totally interesting and very Halloween-y, we’re keeping our banana breads on this quest simple and pure.
Our eighth banana bread recipe on this quest came to us from Sally at Bewitching Kitchen. Now for those of you that don’t know Sally, she is an amazing cook and a bread baker extraordinaire. So you can bet we were excited to try this recipe.
Now here Sally recommends adding either vanilla or dark rum. So being as how we’ve used vanilla quite a bit, we opted for the rum. We didn’t have any dark rum on hand, so in place of 1 teaspoon of dark rum we added two teaspoons of rum extract.
Next we poured the batter into our loaf pan and it was ready for baking. I should note here, that Miss A and I both sampled the batter and so far, so good. This recipe was looking like it was going to be a winner.
As for the results of the bread, well the batter didn’t lie. This was some good banana bread. It was moist, flavorful and had just the right amount of sweetness. It’s hard to give out spoon ratings for our banana breads, we do love them all. But I have to say, Miss A seemed particularly into this Bewitching version. Only a few more recipes to go before the final taste test…
We’re getting really excited for the big event. Mr. N especially. I don’t think Miss A quite understands it yet, but when there’s a dozen pieces of banana bread laid out in front of her, you can bet she’ll be excited.
If you’re interested in this particular recipe, you can view it here. Sally posted this recipe in April of 2010, and she notes that at the time a Google search for “banana bread recipes” generates 5,580,000 hits. It’s definitely clear to us that there’s no shortage of recipes out there, but when I ran the search today, I wasn’t quite expecting this…A year and half later, that same search generates 21,200,000 hits! I guess we’re not the only ones that like banana bread.
To view this recipe: Bewitching Banana Bread