RASPBERRY BANANA BREAD

Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

I consider this a variation on a classic: Banana Bread baked with Raspberry. I like Banana Bread, but I always feel like it’s a little bland, like it’s missing something. While trying out different ideas on how to add that WOW factor to this bread, I came up with the idea to add jam. It’s so simple and really adds a lovely flavor to a traditional banana bread recipe.

Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

 
Raspberry Banana Bread
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups mashed very ripe bananas, about 3-4
  • 3-4 TBSP raspberry jam {or strawberry, or blueberry, or whatever you’d like!}
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf bread pan. {I made 1 large load and 1 mini loaf.}
In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl cream together butter, brown sugar and the remaining spices. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour HALF of the batter into prepared loaf pan.
Take your jam and spoon 1 TBSP in a line on the loaf. For the small loaf, you can see I just used 1 TBSP and did a line down the center. For the larger loaf, I did 2 lines each with 1 TBSP. Using a sharp knife, draw lines through the jam to add a nice swirl and spread it around a bit.

 

Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Pour the remaining batter on top, then repeat process with the jam. These top lines of jam are more visible, even after they bake, but even if you mess up a bit, don’t worry. It all looks good after it’s baked!

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Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Let bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Raspberry Banana Bread: Butter with a Side of Bread

 

ENJOY!

1 COMMENT

  1. This bread looks DELICIOUS! I love banana bread, but I usually just add the traditional chocolate chips to the mix and call it good. But adding jam, genius. I mean, I usually top mine with lots of butter and sometimes jam anyway, this is just skipping one step. Can't wait to try this!

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