Do you go crazy for crazy pairings? These days it seems like everyone’s game to try Sriracha flavoured ice-cream or chocolate-coated noodles. Sometimes far-out recipes work, and sometimes they’re a nightmare.
Ricotta cheese paired with freckled ripe bananas is the stuff that good dreams are made of. An interesting twist on every hippie’s staple, Maple Walnut Banana Ricotta Bread, isn’t quite banana bread, nor is it cheesecake. It’s virtuously somewhere in between, lulling you into la-la land.
Maple Walnut Banana Ricotta Bread
- 1/3 c coconut oil
- 1/2 c maple syrup
- 2/3 c ricotta
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 3/4 c flour
- 1 T each chia, hemp, ground flax seeds (optional)
- 1 c walnuts
- 1 t sea salt
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325F.
Lightly coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with coconut oil, or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, use a whisk to mix oil, syrup, ricotta and eggs until smooth. Whisk in bananas until almost smooth.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, salt, seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture, and stir just until combined. Fold in the walnuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, and bang the pan gently on the counter to even out the top.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Delicious served warm. Can be frozen. Garnish with blueberries. Serves 8 – 10.
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