Plantain Banana Bread


This isn’t really a new recipe. The ingredients are exactly the same as they are for my One-Eyed Banana Bread Muffins.

So why make an entirely new post? Because sometimes you’re in a hurry. Sometimes you don’t want to make a ‘treat’, you just want to make a quick bread to feed your children in the morning, the children who start craving baked goods instead of scrambled eggs and bacon.

Or maybe you have guest visiting and you’re rather chat than focus on getting the batter into muffin cups. Or you’ve plain just run out of muffin papers.

So. Here’s how the recipe made it’s first incarnation.

Preheating the oven to 350F, I ran the ingredients through the food processor and made a smooth batter. I poured it into a 9×12 glass pan. This batter can be a bit thin thanks to the ripe bananas. Chocolate chips and nut pieces tend to sink all the way to the bottom. And I’m not all that keen on providing Spy and Q with a whole half cup of chocolate chips for breakfast. But chocolate makes them eat just about anything. So I sprinkled a few on half the recipe. On the other half, I sprinkled pecans. I think blueberries and cut up strawberries would also work nicely.

Baked. Cut into slices. (Just be certain to let it cool completely before cutting. This helps prevent crumbling.) This prep was much easier than than muffins and a little more practical for day-to-day consumption.

Plantain Banana Bread

2 green plantains, peeled and sliced into quarters

2 ripe bananas, peeled

3 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

chocolate chips, fruit, nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Put everything into a food processor. Run the food processor 2-3 minutes until you have a smooth batter. Pour it all into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips, fruit or nuts on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely, slice and serve.

2 Comments  to  Plantain Banana Bread

  1. Crystal says:

    Phew! I found your website and then LOST it! Thankfully, those One-Eyed Banana Muffins stuck out in my mind and I was able to Google them to find your site again. I am stealing this Banana Bread recipe … and maybe the rest of them, too. 😀

  2. Rachel says:

    Can you freeze these?

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