Recipe: Kefir Banana Bread

Is there anyone who doesn't love Banana Bread? Make it more moist and delicious with milk kefir.


  • 1/2 cup milk kefir
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar (rapadura or Sucanat work well)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  1. If desired, 12 to 24 hours prior to making bread, mix the flour and kefir together. Cover and allow the flour to soak.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs, bananas, and nuts.
  4. Add the kefir and flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix just until blended.
  5. Pour into a greased 9x5-inch bread pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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