Eggless brioche? I have a wonderful recipe for you – yeasted banana bread! This eggless sweet bread is fabulous on its own and with any kind of spread
Sweet buns and brioche bread are a guarantee of happiness
You know, I am all for a healthy diet and staying slim, but within reasonable limits. Imagine this picture: there is a sweet, tender brioche bread on the table in front of you. Its fragrance is mind-blowing… it’s as soft as a pillow! With a baked brown crust. And you look at this sweet bread with eyes full of desire, your hand is already reaching for it… but the voice of conscience so inappropriately whispers in your ear: “Come to your senses, before it’s too late! What sweet buns! What brioche bread! This is extra calories and no benefit! Do you see a carrot over there on the plate? Peel it and eat it with a clear conscience. Or even better, eat a sprig of celery”… Do you know what I do in this case? I admit without a drop of shame – I turn on the “I don’t hear anything” mode and happily eat brioche bread. No… I don’t just eat it, I enjoy it!
Well, if by some miracle I got to a nutritionist, it would be like in a joke…
A woman comes to a nutritionist and says:
– “Doctor, how can I get rid of extra pounds”?
– ” I will prescribe you a good diet: eat low-fat yogurt, bananas and whole wheat bread.”
– ”Do I need to consume all this before eating, or after”?
.. it’s just that these few calories from sweets will never outweigh the amount of the happiness hormone that the pastry brings me. And a happy person is always healthy, and a slim body and diet are not important here. So enjoy brioche bread, eat sweet buns and don’t listen to different voices of conscience.
Moreover, I will now tell you about the incredibly delicious yeasted banana bread
I accidentally discovered an interesting phenomenon: bananas turn the sweet yeast dough for buns into something incredible! Perhaps this is not news at all for someone… but I have never made a yeasted banana bread before and had no idea that these yellow sweet fruits not only replace eggs, but also make brioche bread and sweet buns extremely soft. And they also give such an interesting taste, aroma and color that even the most ardent opponent of baking will question his prejudices… Plus, you will have the perfect opportunity to use overripe bananas, which are sadly lying alone and waiting for your attention.
What to spread on banana bread
You can eat this eggless sweet bread without anything… yes, this banana bread is so delicious that your taste buds will be delighted without any “additional applications”…
But if you want to double the pleasure, look in your kitchen for:
– Butter. It will perfectly balance the taste
– Thick jam. Any jam of your choice will work here (I love yeasted banana bread and tomato jam – it’s very interesting and intriguing)
– Nutella. Words are unnecessary here… banana sandwich bread and chocolate cream are always a win-win combination
– Lemon curd. It will take any kind of sweet buns to the highest level
– Peanut butter. It will interestingly change the taste picture
– Honey. Classic-it’s always classic
– Cream cheese. Well, who said that this brioche bread should definitely be combined with a sweet spread? Cheese is perfect, don’t hesitate
Can you freeze banana bread?
I always bake a double portion, and then we eat half of the yeasted banana bread at once, and freeze the rest. Before freezing, I cut it into slices and freeze it in portions. In this way you won’t need to get the whole bread out of the freezer, but just the necessary number of slices – take them out of the freezer and defrost them or immediately (without defrosting) heat them in the oven (thanks to this “shock therapy” from cold to heat, the sweet brioche bread will become pleasantly crispy).
Never deny yourself anything … especially the food that brings pleasure. And if your conscience starts whispering nonsense in your ear again, treat it to sweet yeasted banana bread!
Here’s what you will need to make the best brioche bread
If you are a happy digital kitchen scale owner, I highly recommend using it instead of cups and spoons. Especially when it comes to baking recipes. A scale gives you far more accurate results than volume measurements (everyone scoops ingredients differently). Trust me, using a kitchen scale to measure ingredients will take your baking to a new level.
Banana puree. Use ripe bananas for the best result
Ground dry turmeric powder. It won’t change the taste, but the yeasted banana bread will have amazing bright color
Flour. Use plain all-purpose flour
Butter. Melt it and let it cool a little
Salt. Just a pinch to balance the taste
Vanilla. If you don’t like it make banana sandwich bread without it
Milk. Any type will work in this recipe (I always use whole milk)
Water. It should be warm, but not hot
Fresh yeast. You can substitute it with 5g of active dry yeast
Sugar. I use simple white granulated sugar but feel free to substitute it with brown sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon. Orange zest can be used instead
Banana bread recipe with yeast
Prepare banana puree: for this, grind very ripe bananas with a blender
Heat milk and water together, then dissolve yeast in them
Add sugar, melted (slightly cooled) butter, turmeric, zest, vanilla, banana puree and salt
Add flour (first add 4 glasses, and then, if the dough is very sticky, add more until doesn’t stick to your hands)
Knead the dough and leave it in a warm place for 2 hours (it should double in its size)
Then divide the dough into loaves or buns, put them in molds or just on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and leave to grow for another 15-20 minutes
Optionally, you can grease the top of the bread or rolls with whipped yolk (this will make them beautifulle baked on top)
Yeasted banana bread or eggless brioche
- 1 cup banana puree made with 2 big bananas
- 1 tsp ground dry turmeric powder
- 4-5 glasses of all – purpose flour (you may need more, it all depends on thequality of the flour)
- 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp (25g) butter (melt it and let it cool a little)
- a pinch of salt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ glass warm water
- ½ oz (15g) fresh yeast
- 5 tbsp sugar
- grated zest of 1 lemon
- Prepare banana puree: for this, grind very ripe bananas with a blender
- Heat milk and water together, then dissolve yeast in them
- Add sugar, melted (slightly cooled) butter, turmeric, zest, vanilla, banana puree and salt
- Add flour (first add 4 glasses, and then, if the dough is very sticky, add more until doesn’t stick to your hands)
- Knead the dough and leave it in a warm place for 2 hours (it should double in its size)
- Then divide the dough into loaves or buns, put them in molds or just on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and leave to grow for another 15-20 minutes
- Optionally, you can grease the top of the bread or rolls with whipped yolk (this will make them beautifulle baked on top)