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Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread

· Putting the icing on Aunt Sonia's Banana Bread ·

October 17, 2017 0 Comments
Banana Bread

My Aunt Sonia is the heart of our family. Anyone who has been in my life  knows about Aunt Sonia and her influence on our family. I spoke about her in one of my earlier blog post that she is an awesome cook and I have learnt a lot from her. However she has gone rogue on the family's taste buds as lately her dishes have been 'oh hum.' I think I was ratted out by a family member because as I entered her home one day, without any warning she swatted me in my head. She was not happy that I told the world that she had lost her 'mojo.' 

Banana Bread

Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread

Anyway all is fair in love and war… I cannot utter a word about her baking. She is fabulous and I keep asking her if she is going to die with all her secrets. Its effortless to her. I on the other hand struggle as its not my forte. I watch her bake but she just knows without having to weigh and measure everything. This post is dedicated to her as I am going to use her basic banana bread recipe which by the way is phenomenal and dress it up with the fruit of the season …pumpkin… Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread Ingredients

Aunt Sonia’ banana bread recipe is very simple, few ingredients but extremely satisfying and delicious.On the other hand, this Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread will leave you speechless. As one of my testers who texted me minutes after eating the banana bread; ‘Omg! Its awesome, you made it or Aunt Sonia?” No joke, that’s exactly how the text came in.

Banana Bread Batter

Banana Bread Batter

Pumpkin Butter Swirls

Pumpkin Butter Swirls

Aunt Sonia’s recipe did not need any fixing but I wanted to add something special to the recipe in keeping with the season. I hope you will all love it. Its rich, moist and decadent.

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter

The banana bread is layered with ripples of pumpkin butter. The Minimalist Baker has a fabulous 20 minute recipe for a pumpkin butter. I read her recipe and instantly knew that it would be perfect for the banana bread. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread

Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread

When baked finish with a sprinkle of sea salt. The sweet and salty taste is exquisite and will transport you to the moon and back. Make this for your love ones and watch their eyes roll in the back of their heads.

Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread

40 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ripe banana
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon almond essence
  • 1 stick butter
  • "!for the Pumpkin Butter:"
  • 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar or muscovado sugar (or sub organic brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pure unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (1 Tbsp)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder and soda and set aside
  • Melt butter and set aside to cool
  • Mash bananas with sugar
  • Lightly beat eggs and add to banana mixture
  • Add almond essence and melted butter
  • Create a well in dry mixture and gradually add liquid mixture
  • Drizzle 4 tablespoons of pumpkin butter in middle and top of batter
  • Use a skewer to create a swirl of the butter
  • Bake in a lined loaf tin at 350 for 50 mins or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
  • "!For the Butter:"
  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan on medium heat and stir to combine.
  • When it starts to sputter, reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • Cook, uncovered, for 20 -30 minutes, stirring occasionally. it should be ready at 20 minutes however if you have time the additional 10 minutes will give you a richer flavor.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more coconut sugar or maple syrup for sweetness, lemon juice for acidity, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for warmth, or salt to balance the flavors.
Recipe Type: Sweet Tooth
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