Anna Banana Bread

Since so many people ask me for this recipe, I figured I would just post it on the blog. That way, whomever wants it can just download it from there, instead of waiting for me to get my act together and email it to them. It’s perfect when you got some skunky-looking bananas laying around…. Here goes:

Anna Banana Bread

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar – whisk until white


  • 3-4 over-ripe bananas (2-3 if they are big)
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour

Then add the spices. No, the amounts aren’t typos – this is, shall we say, much more flavorful, than regular banana bread. Not for the weak of heart…

1 t vanilla (I often use 1 T vanilla sugar instead. In the US, you can find it at IKEA)
1.5 t allspice
1.5 t cloves
1.5 t cinnamon
1.5 t cardamom
1 t nutmeg
1 t dried ground ginger
(optional) pinch of cayenne

Mix until it’s all smooth, then add:
3/4 cup nuts (pecans, almonds, or whatever… The last evolution has been
to include shredded coconut in the nuts, which makes it really tasty and adds interesting texture.)
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Bake one hour in 325 F (175 C) oven –
middle rack works.


About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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