Bahamas Travel Spotlight: Island Banana Bread Recipe

After a vibrant month in Mexico, JNR now heads to the tropical paradise of The Bahamas, where the mouth-watering cuisine includes fresh seafood, tropical fruits and local spices.

The Bahamas are comprised of over 700 islands giving the cuisine notable variations. Due to ample availability, seafood is a staple and features prominently on menus throughout the region. Conch, crab, lobster, shellfish and an array of fish are caught daily off the coasts. The climate allows for a range of delicious fruits to grow plentiful. Coconut, guava and bananas are never hard to find.

Bananas grow year round in the Bahamas and are used for medicinal reasons as well as in a variety of popular dishes.

Today, we share with you a recipe for Island Banana Bread.

 

Island Banana Bread Recipe

 

Total Time:     1 hr

Prep:     15 min

Cook:    45 min

Level:    Easy

 

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups flour

1 cup sugar

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp milk

½ cup butter

3 ripe bananas, mashed (can be previously frozen)

2 eggs

¾ cup pecans

 

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the sugar and butter in a bowl using an electric beater. Add the eggs and the mashed bananas.

Mix the baking soda into the milk in a small dish.

Alternate between adding the milk mixture and whisking in the flour into the sugar mixture until combined. Add the pecans and mix through with a spoon.

Grease a 9” x 5” bread pan and pour mixture in.

Bake for 45 minutes or until mixture has browned and the top springs back when lightly touched.

Island Banana Bread is best served immediately warm.

 

If you would like to learn about the beautiful culture and delicious food of the Bahamas, please email jnrinfo@jnrcorp.com.

 

Other recipes to check out:

Indian Spotlight: Indian Vegetable Biryani Recipe

German Spotlight: German Honey Cookies

South African Spotlight: Bobotie Recipe

United Kingdom Spotlight: Yorkshire Parkin Recipe

 

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By JNR Incorporated

Written by Stephanie Thomas

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JNR Incorporated is a results-based, globally recognized leader that specializes in creating custom travel, meeting, event, prepaid card and merchandise programs that motivate, engage and inspire the employees, customers and channel members of our clients. We have over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies of many diverse industries. Our programs are tailored to fit the specific needs of marketing, sales, management and human resource professionals. The unique solutions we apply are measurable and proven to increase performance, loyalty and revenues.

Photo: “Flowering bananas!” by Connie Ma is licensed under CC By 2.0

Brazilian Spotlight: Brazilian Baked Bananas Recipe

After a spectacular journey through Peru, JNR now heads to Brazil, a place that seems to be on everyone’s mind with the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting in a mere seven days.

Countries from all over the world will be sending their best football (soccer) stars to represent their nation and vie for the number one spot – a chance they get once every four years.

Games will take place in 12 host cities all over the country, which is the largest in both South America and the Latin American region.

An estimated 3.7 million people will travel to Brazil to enjoy the competition and festivities and bask in the beauty of Brazil.

Brazil was settled by the Portuguese and while English is widely spoken in tourist areas, the official language is Portuguese and this is what you will hear most when conversing with locals.

With a huge land mass and diverse flora and fauna, Brazilian food is varied and can be unique to certain regions depending on the migrant influence. It is not uncommon to find Italian and Chinese flare in many dishes and seafood is highly popular in coastal destinations.

With FIFA World Cup stadiums being spread out across Brazil, we are sure that visitors to this magical country will get to try a large selection of what this country has to offer to the culinary world.

Looking for a sweet treat to get into the FIFA Festivities? Why not try out our Brazilian Baked Bananas recipe.

Brazilian Baked Bananas

Total Time:     30 min

Prep:     15

Cook:    15

Yield:    6 servings

Level:    Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 Bananas (cut into halves lengthwise)
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup white or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter (cubed)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Flaked Coconut

Directions

Grease a 9” x 13” baking dish. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the banana halves into the baking dish. Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar and salt in a bowl using a fork. Pour over the bananas. Spread the butter cubes over the top of the bananas and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the coconut flakes before serving.

By JNR Incorporated

Written by Stephanie Thomas

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JNR Incorporated is a results-based, globally recognized leader that specializes in creating custom travel, meeting, event, prepaid card and merchandise programs that motivate, engage and inspire the employees, customers and channel members of our clients. We have over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies of many diverse industries. Our programs are tailored to fit the specific needs of marketing, sales, management and human resource professionals. The unique solutions we apply are measurable and proven to increase performance, loyalty and revenues.