I recently got a recipe for banana bread that called for Tully’s Coffee and as K-Cup Ambassador I thought it was my duty to try it out. I’m not sure if it was the sesame seeds or the coffee that intrigued me more, but I decided to make it a couple weeks ago. I really liked it but I wouldn’t truly consider it a true banana bread. The orange rind made it more of a fruit flavored bread than strictly banana, either that or I put too much orange rind into the batter. Regardless, I liked it.
Tully’s Coffee Banana Bread
- 1 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened (3 sticks)
- 1 ¾ cups brown sugar (packed)
- 4 eggs
- 2 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. grated orange rind
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups pureed ripe bananas soaked in 1 cup Tully’s French Roast Black Coffee
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup (optional) chocolate chip morsels
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 2 standard-sized loaf pans or 1 oblong pan (9 x 13 or 10 x 14). Sprinkle in the sesame seeds; tilt and shake the pan(s) to distribute the seeds. They will stick nicely.
- Beat together butter or margarine and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. When the mixture is fluffy, stir in the vanilla, almond extract and orange rind.
- Sift together the dry ingredients. Add this to the butter mixture alternately with the banana puree mixture, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Mix just enough after each addition to combine – don’t over mix. Stir in the optional chocolate chips with the last flour addition if you are using them.
- Spread the batter evenly in the pan(s), bake 40 or 50 minutes (loaf pans) or 35 minutes (oblong pan) – or until a probe inserted into the center comes out clean. For loaf pans: cool 10 minutes, then remove from pan. Transfer to a rack, and let cool at least 1 hour before slicing.
Why don’t you give it a try and tell me what you think?
Disclosure: I am a K-Cup Ambassador. This post is not sponsored, nor did I receive product or compensation from Green Mountain to share.