- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (would suggest a Mild or Medium)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs
- 4 bananas mashed, about 2 cups
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to generously grease the bottom and sides of a loaf pan. It's OK if some pools at the bottom.
In a large bowl, mix the remaining olive oil (just under 1/2 cup) with the brown sugar (1/2 cup).
Add the eggs and mix for about 1 minute.
Add the bananas and mix together.
Stir in the baking soda, kosher salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract (1 teaspoon of each).
Stir in the whole wheat flour (1/2 cup) and the all-purpose flour (1 cup) until just incorporated and no dry spots remain.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan for at least 10 minutes. It should pop right out if you flip the pan upside-down, but if you need to give it a boost you can run a knife along the sides before flipping it over.
(Recipe) Olive Oil Banana Bread
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