banana bread experiment

To get rid of some ripe and mushy bananas*, I decided to bake some banana bread today.

What I usually do is mix up a basic cake butter and then add 2-3 bananas to the batter. Today has been one big experiment ‘cos I didn’t have some of the ingredients. And I still don’t have a proper measurement jar. But that’s no reason to stop this bucket chemist.

I’m still waiting to see what the results are like….

Banana bread tastes great… not sweet, lots of natural banana aroma, beautiful and moist. Experiment was a huge success!

The Recipe:
400 g flour
150 g sugar
1 packet of vanilla sugar (or some drops of vanilla essence)
3 bananas
2 teaspoons baking powder
80 ml oil
120 ml milk

Mix everything together starting with the sugar and oil.

Bake the whole thing very slowly at 150 degrees…

I added water instead of milk, some cocoa powder, and lots more baking powder (i’m a bucket chemist, i believe in chemical reaction).


*i hate eating ripe and mushy bananas. I’d rather throw them away. I used to feed my dogs the ripe bananas. But that was in Malawi where bananas are plentiful and cheaper.

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  1. no dogs here 🙁

    i believe you need at least three hungry dogs in order to be able to feed them mushy and ripe bananas. my theory is that they only ate them cos of peer pressure. group dynamics in force. afraid that they were missing out on something. i don’t think they liked them either.

  2. plus, you don’t have dogs now, n’est-ce pas?

    I had to eat them ripe&mushy as a child, as we were told that firm ones are not good for digestion [err, you know…]. I hate ripe bananas ever since, esp. because I learned that neither state significantly affects digestion.
    I had a recipe for Creole banana patties sometime…’twas good as well.

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