Tre Stelle® Mascarpone Filled Banana Bread
Kick it up a notch with this delicious banana bread with a surprise in the middle … Mascarpone!Prep Time:
15 minutes Ready In:
1 + hour Serves:
Make 6 - 8 servings
Filling 1/2 cup | 125 mL Tre Stelle® Mascarpone 1/4 cup | 60 mL granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp | 5 mL all purpose flour Bread 2 large eggs 3/4 cup | 175 mL dark brown sugar 1/2 cup | 125 mL butter, melted 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed 1 tsp | 5 mL vanilla 1 1/2 cups | 375 mL all purpose flour 1 tsp | 5 mL baking soda 1/2 tsp 2 mL salt 1 tsp | 5 mL cinnamon 1/2 cup | 125 mL chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Filling: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth; set aside. Bread: Spray one 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside. In a large bowl, add the eggs, brown sugar, butter, bananas and vanilla; whisk to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nuts (optional); using a spatula fold just until combined - do not over mix. Pour approximately two-thirds of the banana mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly. Evenly pour Mascarpone filling over the mixture, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Top with remaining mixture, smoothing the top with a spatula carefully as to not disturb the filling layer and pushing into corners and sides as necessary. Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centre is clean.