ORGANIC BANANA SPICE BREAD
Makes 1 loaf
Five-spice powder is the secret ingredient in this scrumptious breakfast bread. Serve a warm buttered slice with organic fruit and yogurt or with an organic egg cooked over easy.
1/2 cup (1 stick) organic unsalted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed organic brown sugar
2 organic eggs
4 small ripe organic bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup organic all-purpose flour
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons five-spice powder (or ground cinnamon)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup of chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a standard-sized loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add mashed bananas and mix until well combined. In a small cup, dissolve baking soda with hot water. Stir baking soda solution into banana mixture.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flours, five-spice powder, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, mixing until just moist. Stir in pecans.
3. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and serve warm, or toast in a buttered skillet.