Cottage Cheese Banana Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Cottage Cheese Banana Bread is an easy banana bread with cottage cheese in it.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour or use 1 1/2 cups AP and 1/2 cup whole wheat (270 grams total)**
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) of sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large ripe bananas (12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese, mostly curd
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons your favorite oil (Canola, melted coconut, vegetable)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and short sides of an 8 ½ by 4 ½ or a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line with a strip of parchment. Grease again, only going up about ¼ inch up the sides, then dust with flour.
  2. Mix together the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork, then stir in the cottage cheese, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. With a heavy duty scraper, stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture.
  5. Pour the melted butter and oil over the batter (don't forget this step! It's easy to forget the butter since it's usually not added last) and stir with a heavy scraper until well blended – do not overbeat, just gently fold. Stir in the nuts (if using).
  6. Transfer batter to the pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until it appears cracked on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  8. Let cool for about half an hour, then loosen from pan. Let cool for another half hour, then remove from pan and let cool completely.
Notes
I've also successfully used bread flour. The protein in the bread flour and cottage cheese makes the loaf a little sturdier (in a good way) and easy to slice.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2005/09/29/cottage-cheese-banana-bread/