Two Hand’s Not-So-Secret Banana Bread (Recipe)

In lieu of my upcoming trip to NY, I’ve decided to showcase Two Hands, one of my favorite #basic NYC restaurants. 

They used to have this top-secret banana bread that quickly become the topic of conversation/Insta post of every foodie. They probably have it on the menu now – but who knows. 

Side Note: Did you hear that Boston’s Alden & Harlow has their “secret” burger on the menu? Not so secret anymore, my friend. They only make a few every night, so get there early if you really want to try it. (I also heard through the grapevines that they have a top secret burger that isn’t on the menu.) 

Back to bananas. I was dying to get my hands on one of these, but a random trip to New York just for a slice of bread just didn’t seem quite worth it. So, I made my own. 

What resturant dishes have you tried to imitate?  


Banana Bread

  • 5 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp coco powder 
  1. Preheat oven at 350 F
  2. Smash bananas with a fork or potatoe smasher and then add the oil and mix
  3. In another bowl, mix eggs and sugar
  4. In yet another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients
  5. Add the eggs into the banana mixture and stir 
  6. Add the flower into the banana mixture and mix until it is fully incorporated  
  7. Place into a 9×5 loaf pan and bake for an hour 

Espresso Mascarpone

  • mascarpone 
  • 1 tsp instant coffee 
  • 1 tsp warm water
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar 
  • honey (to mix in and drizzle on top) 
  1. Dissolve the instant coffee in water
  2. Beat mascarpone, coffee, and sugar with a handheld or stand mixture 
  3. Slice a piece of banana bread, dollop a big spoonfull of mascarpone on top, sprinkle buckwheat and drizzle on the honey
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