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Sweet Plantain Pie-Shaped Bread By Nma

   

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My friend graduated at church and I decided to do something extra special for him. Apart from my chicken stew, I really wanted to bake him something sweet. I went roaming in my kitchen and I found two over ripe plantains. As usual, I never bin them; I always find something to do with left overs.

I decided to do a plantain bread, but for some reason I grabbed the pie dish instead of the loaf pan; Hence the name “pie”. The name “pie” is the only difference this dish has from the regular loaf. If you want to make some plantain bread, this is also a recipe to follow. I could have used the regular loaf pan, but I had already greased the pie dish, and it would taste the same anyway.

I have to say I am pleased with this recipe. Trust me, I do not bake, so when this pie (bread) turned out great I was beside myself with happiness and I was also the best mommy in the whole wide world. I have two left feet when it comes to baking, but pleasing my child was my priority and I am grateful for that. Thank you to my friend who excitedly baked with me and was too happy doing it.

 

Ingredients

  1. 2 over ripe plantains
  2. 2 medium to large eggs at room temperature
  3. 1stick or ½ a cup of melted butter
  4. 11/2 cup of oat flour. Any flour works
  5. ⅓ – ½ cup of brown sugar. You may use less or more. You may also substitute with any type of sugar
  6. 1tbsp oat meal
  7. ¼ tsp of salt
  8. 1tbsp of baking powder
  9. 1tsp of baking soda
  10. 2tsps of vanilla extract
  11. ¼ tsp of nutmeg (optional)
  12. 1-2tbsps desiccated coconut
  13. 4 tbsps. of any type of chopped nuts. I used walnuts and almonds
  14. 2tbsps of black currant or raisins

Instructions

  1. pre heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash plantain until really mushy
  3. pour in all the ingredients and thoroughly combine
  4. Rub butter onto a pie dish or loaf pan and dust with a little flour. Pour in the batter and bake for about 45 minutes between 250-350 degrees

Notes

  1. You may reduce the heat of your oven depending on how hot your oven gets. I had reduce mine to 250 after the first 10minutes
  2. You may use a pie or loaf pan
  3. To make oat flour, just measure out some regular oat meal and run it through a dry mill

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Writer – NMA OKPARA   celebrates arts through African (Nigerian) cooking; and through her mother’s recipes (some of which she tweaked to fit her choices). She also shares some easy kitchen tips for the lazy cooks like her. She blogs at Nigerianlazychef.com

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