Decadence at it’s finest. And least fattening, may I add? 


For the bread:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
6 ounces plain, whole-milk yogurt
2 eggs, room temperature
3 ripe bananas, lightly mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons dried lavender

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a bread pan with parchment paper.
First, cook 2 tablespoons of the lavender on high heat for about a minute until it begins to release scent. Then, turn the heat down to medium-low and add the butter to the pan. Allow to cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure not to burn the butter! Finally, strain the infused butter through a sieve. Reserve about 1/2 teaspoon of the cooked lavender.  
In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Add the infused butter. Fold in the mashed banana and 1/2 teaspoon of cooked lavender. Gradually fold in the flour mixture. Pour the batter into the bread pan. 
Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 
While the bread is cooking, make the lavender syrup. In a small saucepan on medium heat, make a simple syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Whisk to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of lavender. Cook for about a minute, until you can smell the lavender. Once the bread is finished cooking, pour the simple syrup over the bread. If there is any syrup left, cut the bread into slices and soak the slices in the syrup!
My recipe. Hells yeah.

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delicious.

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hello my baking queen!
just wanted to say:
1) This makes me drool
2) I’m making it as we speak (minus the lavender + chocolate chips….I’m poor)
3) When are you coming home??

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oh herro. yayayay so glad you’re making it!

will be home late night on the 20th, let’s do something before christmas! ruv

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This is a brilliant idea! Just when I thought banana bread couldn’t get any better…

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Mmmm – I’ve seen a lot of lavender and lemon combinations and lavender and white chocolate, but lavender banana is a first for me. Great idea!

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Thank you! I love your website, by the way. It makes me drool

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YUm! Should make this tonight but need nutritional info. Thanks from Nova Scotia!

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I love lavender in baked goods but I have never tried it with banana. The smell must be amazing! Thanks.

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