ISO NCL banana bread recipe
February 14, 2015 5:28 PM   Subscribe

Looking for recipe for banana bread served on our recent Hawaiian cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America.

I think this is the same banana bread served on the NCL Pearl and NCL Jewel. I've searched for the recipe and requested it from NCL, no luck. I figured that if anyone can help, you guys can.
posted by Joleta to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Could it be this? It's a Hawaiian recipe and also the best goddamn banana bread I've ever had.
posted by Aquifer at 6:53 PM on February 14, 2015 [2 favorites]

Is it also possible that they were using bananas from Hawaii like apple bananas?
posted by oneear at 11:47 PM on February 14, 2015

Thanks, Aquifer. Even if that's not the "official" NCL banana bread, I'll give it a try.
posted by Joleta at 7:06 AM on February 15, 2015

This is my go-to recipe for banana bread that comes out moist and tasty, except I add a tablespoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, plus one cup total of walnuts and chocolate chips (more chips than nuts). I'm sorry this likely isn't the cruise ship recipe you are seeking, but I figured I'd post it here on the off chance.

FWIW, I've found that recipes using sour cream (or maybe also creme fraiche) to come out more moist than those without.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:45 AM on February 15, 2015

I don't know your recipe, sorry, but I will share that if you are looking for a very moist soft banana bread, use a recipe that uses oil for at least half its fat. Oil is not tasty as butter, this is true, but it really does impart a better texture to quickbreads.

You know to use squishy overripe bananas right?
posted by fingersandtoes at 3:58 PM on February 15, 2015

My mother used to add sour cream to her banana bread, and it was very moist, so I think that's the secret ingredient in the NCL recipe as well. Sadly, I don't have my mother's recipe, but I'm willing try as many recipes as possible necessary until I get the right one.
posted by Joleta at 1:47 PM on February 16, 2015

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