Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kefir Banana Bread

    • 1 1/3 cup sugar (rapadura or Sucanat work well)
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup kefir
    • 1 1/4 cup cups bananas, mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 cups flour
    • 3/4 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

        • If desired, 12 to 24 hours prior to making bread, mix the flour and kefir together. Cover and allow the flour to soak. 
        • Preheat oven to 300°F. 
        • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs,bananas, and nuts.  
        • Add the kefir and flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix just until blended.
        • Pour into a greased bread pan (9x5-inch)
        • Bake for approximately 1-1/2 hours until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Exact time will vary depending on size of pan and number of pans baking at once.)