South American Banana Bread

Beth Renzetti


This is how they make traditional banana bread in Colombia...with cinnamon. I found this at Sparkpeople while looking for South American recipes for Culinary Quest 2014. I did some tweaking for an easier read based on how I make my own banana bread.


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30 Min
30 Min


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1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
whole wheat flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
unsalted butter
bananas, mashed
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
egg, beaten
1/2 c
pecans, chopped

How to Make South American Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2Cream softened butter and brown sugar. Add the bananas, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and the beaten egg. Beat wet ingredients well.
  • 3In a separate, small bowl mix the flours and the baking powder.
  • 4Then carefully mix the dry into the wet banana mixture, but DO NOT over mix - just stir it carefully enough to incorporate the flour.
  • 5Lastly, add the chopped pecans.
  • 6Bake & check for doneness at 30 minutes.

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About South American Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #South American

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