Banana Bread

The key to getting the most banana flavor in banana bread or banana muffins is to use overly ripe bananas – nearing on turning black. The more ripe the bananas, the sweeter they become, making your breads and muffins that much better. For this banana bread with cinnamon glaze, I used very ripe bananas and lots of pecans for added crunch and nutty flavor.

The cinnamon glaze drizzled over the top adds a decadent twist to the classic version and echoes the warm spices that are mixed in with the batter.

If you find your bananas are turning overly ripe before you have a chance to bake, try my simple tip.

Make Ahead Frozen Bananas for Banana Bread:

Peel the bananas and place them in a freezer proof plastic bag. Freeze until you’re ready to use them. Thaw first and you are good to go! I also use them for smoothies instead of ice.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread With Cinnamon Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Banana Bread With Cinnamon Glaze

For this banana bread with cinnamon glaze, I used very ripe bananas and lots of pecans for added crunch and nutty flavor.

Ingredients

    For the Banana Bread:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • Extra sugar and pecans for topping
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon). In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter (make sure it is slightly cooled), eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until flour is moistened. Mix in the mashed bananas and pecans. Try not to over mix the batter. Pour into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with extra sugar and pecans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing and cool completely on cooling rack.
  3. Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and water. Drizzle over the top.
http://www.sagerecipes.com/2012/02/22/banana-bread-with-cinnamon-glaze/