Don’t go bananas! Everyone is spending a lot more time at home these days. Rather than sticking to traditional brunch dishes, why not enjoy the weekend with a fabulous brunch that highlights a single ingredient? We celebrated our birthday with a brunch featuring mouthwatering banana recipes. We are excited to share this very a-peeling brunch with you.
Our birthday festivities kicked off with a Tiger King party, followed by a Tiger King Zoom party and concluded with a family brunch celebration. Brunch is one of our favorite meals because we can combine sweet and savory bites into one meal. We added a unique twist by incorporating recipes with banana.
The Brunch Tablescape
A chic tablescape begins with gorgeous linens. We decorated the table with stylish pink and green floral linens. We layered green dinner plates with floral salad plates, which complemented the linens.
The floral arrangements included a simple, beautiful bouquet of snow white peonies. Keira loved the flowers so much that she took them to her room after brunch.
Banana Recipes: Banana Bread
We baked moist, crumbly banana bread. This recipe works best with ripe, brown bananas. You could also scoop this recipe into mini cupcake liners and make individual portions. We recommend this route when dining with non-household members.
Banana Recipes: Pancakes
Homemade pancakes are a brunch staple in our house. Firstly, pancakes are easy to prepare with kids. Secondly, Martha Stewart’s recipe allows you to make fluffy pancakes every time. Lastly, the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer makes pancakes a breeze.
What Wine to Serve?
The perfect wine is the finishing touch to brunch. We recommend adding a little sparkle to your glass with Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé. This pale radiant pink champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. It has notes of red berries and zest of citrus fruits. We also sipped on Matthiasson Chardonnay. This golden, chardonnay has notes of fresh apple, pear and some citrus.
This year, celebrate birthdays and holidays with a homemade brunch. With our tips, dining at home can be just as fun as dining out. Remember to keep social distancing in mind.
Banana Bread Recipe
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 3/4 Cup light brown sugar
- 2 Eggs at room temperature
- 1/3 Cup yogurt or sour cream
- 2 Cups Mashed Bananas 4 large ripe bananas
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan
- Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl
- Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes
- On medium speed, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
- Beat in the yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined
- With the mixer running on low speed, slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until no flour pockets remain
- Do not overmix
- Fold in the nuts
- Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 60 minutes
- Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting too brown.
- A toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf will come out clean when the bread is done
- Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack
Life is full of banana skins. You slip, you carry on.Daphne Guinness