“Build your own banana bread” — what’s that all about? Don’t you “build” your own banana bread every time you get out your favorite recipe and bake up a loaf?
Well, yes… and no. You build a loaf of bread — but is it truly your own?
What if the recipe calls for vegetable oil and you prefer butter? Or nuts, but you’re allergic? Or you prefer not to use processed sugar so you want to substitute maple syrup, and then maybe throw in some whole wheat flour…
Sure, you could probably figure it all out — but it might be dicey. If you substitute syrup for sugar, won’t the flour/liquid ratio have to change? And what about that butter/vegetable oil swap — they’re not exactly equivalent, fat-wise; will butter yield a less-tender bread?
Pineapple-macadamia-white chocolate chip banana bread made with whole wheat flour? We’ve got you covered.
Even better, the generator adjusts any of the recipe’s necessary ingredients to accommodate your chosen ingredients; you never have to worry about inadvertently altering your loaf’s nicely balanced “chemistry.”Build your own banana bread, personalized to taste, with this slick new interactive recipe generator. Click To Tweet
Our 2018 Recipe of the Year, Whole-Grain Banana Bread, is the basic recipe upon which the tool is based. A superior recipe exactly as written, we’re now offering you the opportunity to customize it to taste. Scan the list of ingredient choices; choose which you prefer; then click “generate my recipe.”
Voilà! A made-to-order recipe for YOUR favorite banana bread.
Let’s give this tool a whirl with that pineapple-macadamia-white chocolate chip banana bread.
Choose your ingredients
First I choose my preferred flours, sweetener, and fat. I’m going with the reduced-sugar option, since white chocolate and pineapple will definitely add their own sweetness.
Next I select my mix-ins. The tool allows you to add up to a total of 1 cup chips, dried fruit, and/or nuts; more than that, you run the risk of batter overflowing the pan.
Generate your recipe
I click “generate my recipe” at the bottom of the screen and here it is: a printable recipe customized to taste.
Make your bread
Tropical banana bread, here we come!
I stir up the batter, scoop it into the pan, and put it into the oven to bake.
Just over an hour later, my pineapple-macadamia-white chocolate chip banana bread is just about ready to come out of the oven.
See that little hole in the center? That’s where I insert my thermometer to ascertain the center of the loaf has reached 205°F.
Banana, pineapple, and macadamia nuts — now THAT’S a tropical treat! Plus white chocolate chips? Perfect.
I absolutely love our Whole-Grain Banana Bread, and I was skeptical about fussing with what I consider a near-perfect recipe.
But given the ease of using our Build Your Own Banana Bread tool — and the imaginative, tasty recipes it generates — I’m sold.
How will you customize YOUR banana bread? Give it a try and let us know in comments, below.