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Though this company-worthy loaf is, no doubt, impressive, it’s really nothing more than a foolproof banana bread recipe with a few flavor tricks up its sleeve. A power couple combo of earthy turmeric and fragrant cardamon play extremely well with banana’s dense sweetness, boosting this classic quick bread’s comfy-cozy factor to delicious new heights. A sprinkling of pine nuts over top adds textural and visual intrigue with minimal effort (though, you could really use any nut you like here). And to really take your Turmeric Banana Bread up a notch, serve it with our stunning Golden Turmeric Butter

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 35 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 slices)


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with softened butter, and line with parchment paper leaving a 1 1/2-inch overhang to use as “handles” later.

  • Beat together butter and turmeric with a hand mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl, until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar, and continue to beat on medium-high speed 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat on medium speed until just blended. Add bananas and vanilla to bowl; beat until just combined.

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cardamom, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture by hand until no streaks of dry flour remain; do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle pine nuts evenly over top of batter.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. (Tent with aluminum foil if top gets too dark before cooked through.) Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve Turmeric Banana Bread with Golden Turmeric Butter.