There's no arguing that banana bread is definitely one of the most popular quick breads out there. This moist banana bread goes in a totally new direction with the addition of dried apricots, and a crunchy wholesome topping of toasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds. This loaf is sure to be a welcome addition to any potluck or dessert table. Or enjoy as a lovely accompaniment to an afternoon coffee or tea.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 14 Servings
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1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp. Magic Baking Powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
1-1/3 cups dried apricots, chopped
3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds, toasted
3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, toasted
3 Tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted
2 Tbsp. honey
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs and buttermilk; mix well. Add bananas and flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Stir in apricots.
Pour into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 5 min. Remove from pan to wire rack.
Combine remaining ingredients. Spoon over bread; spread to evenly cover top of loaf. Cool completely.
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How to Toast the Seeds and Nuts
Cook the seeds and nuts in skillet on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
For best results, use overripe bananas when preparing banana bread. Store fully ripe bananas in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags in freezer. When ready to use, remove bananas from freezer and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until thawed.
Prepare recipe as directed, omitting the seed, nut and honey topping.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 140 mg
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fibre 4 g
Sugars 25 g
Protein 6 g
14 servings, 1 piece (88 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.