Life has been swirling me around lately. A lot of work came my way but I don’t complain cause it’s all fun stuff. I swirl happy thru it!
So much swirling around that I ended up swirling some dulce de leche in my banana bread batter. And just for fun I also added toasted coconut and pecans. Yes, I’m crazy like that.
"SWIRL ME AROUND" BANANA BREAD
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut*
- 1/2 cup peacans
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cream cheese
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1/3 cup dulce de leche (or to taste)
*Toast your coconut in a pan, mixing all the time until is golden. Remove immediately from the pan as soon as it's ready.
Beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, mixing well. Then add the mashed bananas, cream and cream cheese and beat until incorporated. On the side mix the flour, baking soda, toasted coconut and pecans. Add these dry ingredients to the batter and mix just until it all comes together. Flour and butter a loaf pan dump 1/3 of the batter. Add dollops of 1/3 of the dulce de leche and swirls with a knife cutting thru the batter. Repeat with the rest of the batter and dulce de leche, making a swirl on top. Bake in a 180ºC (350ºF) preheated oven until it’s nice and golden and when you insert a toothpick (or knife) and it comes out clean.
This banana bread will swirl you around! And as for me all this swirling will stop at the end of the month, but until now I’ll leave you with a nice slice of bread! Enjoy!
Oops, I couldn’t help but bite it! But can you see that dulce de leche in the middle? It was really calling my name…