Bubbie’s Best Coca Cola Banana Loaf
This banana loaf is deep in colour and has a beautiful crumb.
Slow baking is the secret to this one-of-a-kind loaf. This makes two large loaves. Oil makes this pareve but you can use melted unsalted butter if you prefer.
2 cups very ripe, banana puree, (about 6 bananas)
2 ˝ cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
˝ teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 ˝ teaspoons baking powder
3/8 teaspoon salt
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup coca cola beverage (or coffee)
1 cup shredded semi-sweet chocolate, optional
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 300 F. Spray two 9 by 5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
In a food processor (you can also mix by hand in a mixing bowl), puree the bananas and set aside. Without cleaning the work bowl, blend the sugars, oil, eggs, and vanilla for a minute. Add in the dry ingredients and bananas and blend, pouring in the coca cola as mixture is blending together. Blend in the processor until smooth, about 1 minute.
Spoon into the prepared loaf pans and set the pans on the baking sheet.
Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until cakes tests done.
Make two loaves
These keep well or freeze