17-51: Three Palms Quick Bread

17-51: Three Palms Quick Bread tastes delicious, but took forever to end up making, since I never seemed to have bananas, dates, and coconut all at the same time. 🌴

17-51 Three Palms Quick Bread
If you like banana bread, this is a really good take on that. Plus, 3 palms instead of 1! Such a deal! 👍

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I doubt my mom ever made this before, but I brought her a couple of slices after I made it, and she really liked it. Mom approved.

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Ingredients. Didn’t have any plain yogurt, so I went with Greek black cherry. The amount was small and everything else was really flavorful, so it seemed to work out. Used butter instead of shortening, since I was out at the time.

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Creaming butter (or shortening, if you’re following the directions closer than I was) is easier when you cut it up into pieces.

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I suggest using the whisk attachment for this part, but MAKE SURE to switch back to the paddle attachment–if you use the whisk with dough/batter, you’re gonna have a bad time.

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Pretty light and fluffy-looking.

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Adding the eggs. You can see a good number of my kitchen scars on my hand–poor lefty takes the brunt most of the time.

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After adding the egg–looking lighter and fluffier by the minute.

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Sifting the dry ingredients. I’ll admit–a lot of times when I bake, I just throw everything in the mixer (with little regard to wet/dry/prescribed order) and let ‘er rip. For SCIENCE, I did it the proper way this time.

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Mashing the banana. I don’t really enjoy banana, so this was challenging.

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With my illegitimate yogurt addition. Don’t worry, it’ll still taste good later on.

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With the banana added–it’s looking more like batter now.

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From one palm now to three, with the dates and coconut added. I chopped my dates up, which was a good idea–I found a pit in one of them.

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Filled up the pan–ready for the oven. I had something else going in the regular oven, so I put this in the toaster oven.

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After it finished baking. Because it was in the toaster oven and I didn’t move the rack down to the bottom setting, it peaked a bit on the top and got a bit darker than I would have liked. I also had to pull it a bit early–closer to 45 minutes than an hour.

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A cross-section. Despite the dark top, the inside was very soft and moist. Makes a great breakfast bread–my family sure enjoyed it.

Grade: A

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