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Banana Bread Recipe from Ghana

Most everyone has made banana bread at one time or another. In fact, you may already have your favorite banana bread recipe. Maybe you like it more moist, maybe you like it with walnuts… but chances are you haven’t tried a banana bread recipe from Ghana!

Bananas are an important part of life in Ghana. They are an essential crop for many farmers, contributing significantly to the country’s agricultural economy. They are also rich in essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamins B6 and C, and dietary fiber. In Ghana, where access to nutrient-rich foods can be limited, bananas are a valuable source of nutrition, especially for rural populations.

So without further ado, let us introduce to you a delicious banana bread recipe our Ghana children’s program director shared with us. The use of five bananas makes this recipe extra moist and naturally sweet, with a softer consistency than most recipes. We hope you enjoy it! If you’d like to learn more about what our Christ-centered and holistic children’s program is doing in Ghana, you can do so here.

Banana Bread (Ghana)

Bananas are a staple ingredient in Ghana. This banana bread goes extra heavy on the bananas, making it moist, soft and sweet. Connect with our Ghana program by making this delicious dish and learn how we're helping children in Ghana at www.forwardedge.org/ghana.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 5 medium very ripe bananas peeled and mashed or 3 large bananas
  • 1/3 cup butter, unsalted or salted and melted or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup if you like it sweeter
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • oil for preparing the loaf pan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 320˚F (160˚C). Oil a loaf pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (or your hands) until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  • Mix in the baking powder and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving.
Keyword banana, bread, ghana, moist, soft, sweet
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Bonjou (hello), my name is Slowens

  • location

    Haiti

  • 12 yrs. old

    12-02-2011

Entered the program: August 2021

Slowens lives with his parents and younger sister in a two-room sheet metal house with electricity but no water. They use an outdoor latrine. His mother was a street vendor selling used clothing and his father does masonry when he finds work. Currently, his mother is unemployed and there may not be enough money for Slowens to return to school.

His sister, Habigael, is also in the Kids Club Program.

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Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.