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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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