Thursday, July 21, 2011

Banana Lemon Coffee Cake / Bread

So, here at home we got:

1. a freezer full of effin bananas because we have great intentions of eating fresh fruit.

2. a grocery bag of lemons from a friend and already made some fresh lemonade.

3. a hankering for something to go with my coffee in the morning.

Turns out that's not all you need to make some banana lemon bread. So I looked up a recipe and found one on then I modified it and it is delicious.

Makes 2 Loaves:
4 medium bananas, extra ripe
1/2cup butter, melted
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar white
1/4 cup sugar brown
1 tablespoon lemon zest (grated lemon peel)

For Lemon Syrup
2/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp lemon zest (grated lemon peel)


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Puree bananas in blender or food processor.
  • 3 Combine with butter.
  • 4 Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 5 In bowl, beat egg, sugar and lemon peel.
  • 6 Beat in banana mixture.
  • 7 Beat in flour mixture. NOTE: BATTER WILL BE STICKY
  • 8 Turn batter into 2 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with vegetable spray.
  • 8.A. Sprinkle top with brown sugar.
  • 9 Bake in 350°F oven for 35 minutes.
  • 10 Cool in pan.
  • 11 Meanwhile, in small pan stir together lemon juice and sugar over medium heat until sugar melts. Let sit on stove on low and dump in remaining lemon peel, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 12 Poke holes in bread with skewer.
  • 13 Pour syrup over top.
  • 14 Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 15 Remove from pan.
  • 16 Slice when completely cooled.