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Solar Cooked Banana Bread

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Banana Bread has been made for several years. Every time it is made, it tastes as delicious as ever. Making a banana bread in a solar cooker is a new experience but with same delicious results.
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ripe bananas 4 (Overripe)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), melted and cooled (1.5 Sticks)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Confectioner' s sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dusting)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes; you want a light and fluffy banana cream. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla; beat well and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated; no need to overly blend. Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Give the pan a good rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out.

Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Don't get nervous if the banana bread develops a crack down the center of the loaf; that's no mistake, it's typical. Rotate the pan periodically to ensure even browning.

Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes or so, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Toast the slices of banana bread, dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
A banana bread moist and warm straight out from the solar cooker. If you want to experiment making in a solar heater then this a recipe to try out, note there is no audio directions for this video. See the video for more!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 694 Calories from Fat 286

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.7%

Saturated Fat 15.8 g78.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 131 mg43.7%

Sodium 531.6 mg22.2%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g17%

Sugars 53.5 g

Protein 9 g17%

Vitamin A 16.8% Vitamin C 11.8%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 15.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Luvbugs831's picture
I have made this several times to bring to people's houses and each time it is devoured. This recipe is easy to follow and the product is delicious.
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