This banana bread recipe is pretty simple, but there is a small twist that ensures that it’s one of the best banana breads you have ever tasted!
This easy-to-make banana bread is moist and delicious — because the batter is enriched with (believe it or not) the addition of Coca-Cola.
Slow baking, and the cola is the secret to this amazingly delicious banana bread.
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Coca-Cola Banana Bread
2 cups ripe bananas
2 1⁄2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
1⁄2 cup oil or 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 -2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon clove
2 teaspoons baking powder
3⁄8 teaspoon salt
3 1⁄4 cups flour
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup mini chocolate chip (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Set oven to 300 degrees.
Grease two 9 x 5-in loaf pans, or mini loaf pans.
Puree the bananas; set aside.
Mix together the sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla.
Sift all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips and nuts).
Mix together, the dry ingredients with the sugar/oil mixture, adding the banana puree and the 1 cup cola.
Add the chips and the nuts, if using.
Spoon batter into prepared pans.
Set pans on a baking sheet.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 mins, or until cakes test done.
Recipe based on one by Kittencal
Photo by Lavender Lynn