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.
Maple Walnut Banana Ricotta Bread Print Ready Recipe
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Jovina Coughlin says
The bread recipe looks delicious.
Jittery Cook says
It’s quite different from regular banana bread Jovina. Really good to freeze in slices and heat up in a toaster oven. It was filling and not overly sweet. And the blueberries added a perfect tart note.
I must confess that I have become hooked on that jittery email that arrives with such gifts of food-art !.. so I suddenly, and spontaneously wanted to break into a thank-you rant..
Thank you, of course, for the recipes..! At times, in my cooking, I feel like a musician that’s stagnating and suddenly, the skies part and superb music written by the Mazarts of the world arrive for him to play.. That’s what your recipes are for me…. good music for one to play, savor and improvise on..
Thank you for the quality of the presentation.. the photography.. the arrangement. One feels the care and work that has gone into it all and this is catching..
Thank you for the sense of inclusion imparted. Not just haute cuisine recipes handed down by the Gods themselves.. but stuff one can make .. even in the backwaters of Lennoxville ( !)
Jittery Cook says
Wow! Thanks Dimitri. Just when I wonder if anyone is listening. Good to know that we share this bond!