Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Banana Current Bread

Being pregnant, is has not been easy lately to find food that my stomach is okay with. Sometimes all I have to do it look at it to know it will not be good for me to eat. Then I saw a picture of this Banana Current Bread and I could smell it cooking already! Is is a sweet simple snack the provides calcium, fiber and folate that my kids will eat. It also provides me with some important nutrients during pregnancy. It was a win win!

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 1 hour


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
  • 3 large, ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a 9-inch-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Whisk together first seven ingredients (all-purpose flour through salt) in a medium bowl; set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes; then fold a piece of aluminum foil in half and place loosely over bread to form a tent. Bake 30 minutes more, or until cooked through. Cool for 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.


Sunset Soaps said...

Sounds delish, I have to try this!

SeaBird said...

Yum, this sounds very tasty! (maybe it's a being-pregnant thing?!) I've never made anything with currents before...