This recipe is great to gift to friends and family for a sweet new year. It is very easy and delicious. Great as a snack, dessert or breakfast. It is an interesting twist to a quarantine favorite.
4 large bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (divided)
Brown sugar and cinnamon, to taste, for topping
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray loaf pan with baking spray.
Add bananas, sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil to stand mixer and blend on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add into the stand mixer and blend on low speed until combined, but not overmixed, about 30 seconds.
Mix in 3/4 cup macadamia nuts with a spatula, then pour into loaf pan. Top with remaining 1/4 cup macadamia nuts.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Note: When there is about 10 minutes left of baking, add the brown sugar and cinnamon mix to the top of the bread.
Lilli Jennison is creative & media designer of the AJT.