- 1 1/3 cup sugar (rapadura or Sucanat work well)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup kefir
- 1 1/4 cup cups bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
- If desired, 12 to 24 hours prior to making bread, mix the flour and kefir together. Cover and allow the flour to soak.
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs, bananas, and nuts.
- Add the kefir and flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix just until blended.
- Pour into a greased bread pan (9x5-inch).
- Bake for approximately 1-1/2 hours until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (Exact time will vary depending on size of pan and number of pans baking at once.)