Grilled Banana Bread w Vanilla Mascarpone & Maple Syrup
Grilled Banana Bread w Vanilla Mascarpone & Maple Syrup

Grilled Banana Bread w Vanilla Mascarpone & Maple Syrup

Grilled Banana Bread and mascarpone

Sorry No Banana’s

Since the cyclones up north I see this sign out almost everyday at one of our backyard suppliers of local fruit and vegetable. Thankfully after a long drought we are starting to get some local banana’s through again. Ironically whilst there has been no local banana’s available for sale until recently, I have been given the odd bunch on occasion.

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This was one of those happy occasions. A friend was flicking through my “Tastings of the Hastings” recipe book, and opened on the paged for grilled Banana Bread.

He said “Miss Julie, Will you make that for me?”

How could I refuse?  I love it when someone makes a baking suggestion!

I said “bring me the banana’s and it’s as good as done!”

Grilled Banana Bread and Maple syrup mascarpone

I have made this Banana bread before and it was delicious. A few months ago I was on a quest to find the Gloria Jean’s recipe for banana bread.  When I couldn’t get hold of the recipe I started trialing recipes in a bid to reproduce the exact flavour of Gloria Jean’s variety. I have to say; when this bread is grilled it tastes almost exactly the same as the chain stores banana bread.

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So without further ado, I give you, and almost replica of the Gloria Jean Banana Bread!

The recipe is compliments of chef Craig Freudenstein and the “Tastings of The Hastings” cookbook.

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 t/s vanilla extract

1 t/s bicarb soda

2 whole eggs

1 cup mashed banana (4 banana’s approx)

2 cups plain flour

1 t/s salt

Banana Bread Ingredients

Method:

Sift flour and bicarb into a bowl and add the sugar. Lightly beat eggs, banana and vanilla then add to the bowl of flour.

Making banana bread like gloria jeans

Mix gently until combined.

Pour the mix into a greased loaf tin and bake at 160 degrees for 40mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

Gloria Jean Banana Bread

To serve cut the bread into slices.  Heat a griddle or frying pan until hot. Lightly butter both sides of the bread. Place onto griddle and grill until each side is golden.

Gloria Jean Grilled Banana Bread

Serve with vanilla or maple syrup mascarpone and strawberries.

Gloria Jeans grilled banana Bread

I made this recipe twice in two days and both times it was demolished within the hour. Lucky it is a quick loaf to make J

*Notes: the bread appears pale on the first day but darkens the following day to a beautiful rich colour. It also darkens when toasted.

I hope you enjoy!

Banana Bread like Gloria Jean

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Comments

  1. I do love banana bread. What a beautiful loaf. Excellent serving ideas.

  2. The mascarpone sends this over the top.

  3. How good was the banana bread….thanks to Amanda C for the bananas & to Miss J for making it

  4. Julie, I am SO addicted to grilled banana bread!! Now I need to make some today. Will definitely be trying this marscapone with it. Great to find you through YBR!

  5. Wow Julie your bread is just gorgeous! I love that you served it with strawberries and mascarpone, must be so delicious. Thanks for participating in September’s YBR 🙂 Sorry I’m so late in getting here.

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