Roasted strawberry banana bread

As I’ve heard other bloggers attest to, sometimes the hardest part about putting together a blog post is actually sitting down and writing it (as evidenced by the fact that I initially spelled that as righting – whoops). Healthy banana bread pudding Sure, the recipes take time to get just right and the photos can be challenging to produce, but I think most of us thrive on those challenges. The best banana bread ever Figuring out what to say about it all, on the other hand, is something quite different.


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Today – or tonight, I should say, because procrastination has somehow become a persistent habit of mine – there’s a jumble of things going through my mind. Best banana bread recipe with sour cream I just made it through a MAJOR milestone in life… I graduated from college, yippee!!!… which makes me feel both relieved and excited about the time I now have to focus on the things I love to do. Easy banana bread muffins Butttt, I’m also feeling the pain of acting like I’m still in college, staying up late to get things done whilst simultaneously cursing a throbbing hand that’s just been treated with liquid nitrogen (it’s horrendous). Easy banana bread healthy It’s a killer to type, so writing this post is even more challenging than usual.

I am, however, super thrilled to be taking part in OXO’s latest blogging campaign – The Incredible Hull -, because I’ve managed to work my way through 12 LBS of fresh, sweet, and juicy Driscoll’s strawberries (seriously the sweetest ever), and now I have a number of tempting strawberry recipes set to come at you in the next two weeks. Easy banana bread pudding You might have caught that strawberry photo on Instagram a few weeks ago; that was just a drop in the bucket compared to all the strawberries I’ve been digging into lately. Banana chocolate chip bread pudding I can’t wait to share them all, but first up is this Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread. Banana bread recipe betty crocker I love a good banana bread (it’ll always be a classic in my heart), but I’m also picky about mine. Banana bread easy healthy This version – after many, many trials – is one that I truly love: light and moist, just sweet enough, healthified a bit with whole wheat pastry flour and coconut oil, and packed with the flavor of sweet, ripe bananas and juicy roasted strawberries. Moist banana bread recipe with oil It’s become a favorite around here, and I hope it’ll be the same in your house!

And lest I forget, as part of The Incredible Hull campaign, OXO and Driscoll’s Berries are providing an amazing giveaway worth $350 for one lucky reader! The winner will receive an OXO Strawberry Huller (a must-have tool for working with bunches of strawberries), an OXO 3 Piece Berry Bowl & Colander Set, a $70 Gift Card to OXO.com, and a year’s supply of Driscoll’s berries. Moist banana bread recipe sour cream #TheIncredible giveaway is open until Friday, May 30th, at 5PM EST. Best banana bread maui Good luck! 🙂

A light, moist, and healthier version of banana bread, topped with juicy bits of roasted strawberries for a fresh, summery twist.

• 15 ounces (3 cups) chopped strawberries, plus extra for topping

• 9 1/2 ounces (2 1/4 cups, spoon and level) all-purpose flour

• 10 1/2 ounces (2 1/2 cups, spoon and level) whole wheat pasty flour, divided

• 1 lb 3 1/8 ounces (2 1/4 cups) mashed banana (not pureed – it’s okay if it’s a little chunky)

• 5 ounces (1/2 cup) roasted strawberry juices (reserved from roasting)

• Preheat oven to 425?F. Moist banana bread with sour cream Toss strawberries and honey together in an 8″ square baking dish and roast for 15 minutes, or until strawberry juices are bubbling. Homemade banana bread calories Transfer berries to a large, fine-mesh strainer or colander set over a bowl and allow juices to strain from strawberries.

• Reduce oven temperature to 325?F. How to make banana bread more moist Grease two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

• In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, 9 1/2 ounces (2 1/4 cups, spoon and level) whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, and salt.

• In a separate bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, yogurt, 5 ounces (1/2 cup) of the reserved strawberry juices, and vanilla until well-combined (any remaining strawberry juices can be saved for another use).

• In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a large bowl with a handheld beater), cream together the coconut oil and brown sugar until well-combined. How to make banana bread muffins Wipe down the bowl and beater and beat in eggs one at a time, until incorporated, wiping down after each addition. Bread banana pudding Reduce mixer speed to low and add 1/3 of the dry ingredients followed by 1/2 of the wet ingredients, allowing each addition to mix in partially before adding the next, continuing until all of the dry and wet ingredients have been added. Banana nut bread muffins recipe End with the dry ingredients, stopping the mixer when only a few streaks remain visible in the batter.

• Gently toss the strained berries with the remaining 1 ounce (1/4 cup, spoon and level) pastry flour just until no flour remains loose on the bottom of the bowl. Eggless banana bread recipe Add the entire mixture to the batter and fold in just until evenly incorporated.

• Divide batter evenly between the two prepared loaf pans and smooth the top of each out gently with a spatula. Best ever banana nut bread Top each loaf with a few extra pieces of fresh chopped strawberries.

• Bake loaves in the preheated oven, middle rack, for 30 minutes. Best banana bread pudding recipe Carefully cover with a large piece of aluminum foil and continue to bake for another 50-55 minutes, removing foil during the last 5-10 minutes of baking. Easy banana bread muffins recipe Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean.

• Cool loaves in pans for about 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Banana nut bread recipe with buttermilk Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. Peanut butter banana bread recipe Loaves can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days, but should be refrigerated for longer storage. Banana nut bread recipe with sour cream Best served at room temperature.

Disclosure: I received complimentary strawberries and tools from Driscoll’s Berries and OXO, respectively, for this campaign. Easy healthy banana bread recipe All writing and opinions are 100% mine, as always. Best ever gluten free banana bread Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make this blog possible!

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Congratulations!! That is so exciting – the graduation and the strawberries! 🙂 This bread looks absolutely delicious and just bursting with fresh berries. Easy banana bread recipe for kids Love all the healthy ingredients; whole wheat, yogurt, coconut oil, banana puree – pinned!

Do you mean the little basket-type thing in the background of the photos? That’s from Sur La Table, but I’ve seem similar ones in different colors at Williams Sonoma and Anthropologie, and on Etsy as well. Best healthy banana bread recipe Hope that helps!

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