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Adding Quail Eggs to Banana Bread

AlexandraDouglasAs a quail enthusiast, I try to use what I have on the farm in my cooking if I can. Luckily, my Coturnix have started to lay really well, bringing me 200 to 250 beautiful eggs weekly. These eggs come from my select layers, and the eggs are larger than the average quail egg, weighing 15 grams or more.

Coturnix eggs are packed full of vitamins and minerals, as well as the good cholesterol. They are the only known dietetic egg due to their extraordinary properties. Chicken eggs are great, but when I have Coturnix eggs, I like to add some more nutrition to my cooking. Banana Bread, being one of my favorite baked goods and comfort foods, is one of the recipes I would like add more nutrition to.

Banana Bread is easy to mix up and bake. All you need is 3 bananas, 1/3 cup butter, 1 chicken egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup sugar, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and1 1/2 cups flour.

the ingredients

the eggs

I am substituting the chicken egg for six Jumbo Pharaoh Coturnix Eggs. 

egg cutter

clipped egg

one egg

Quail eggs are small and hard to crack, therefore investing in a quail egg cutter will be a good option. Quail egg cutters are inexpensive and save you a lot of time!

I like to mix all of the liquids together, heating the banana and butter together for 2 minutes in the microwave. I then add the eggs and vanilla, and mix the mixture using the mixer. The sugar, salt and baking powder are added to the mixture, and then flour. I mix it until no powdery substance is seen.  

the batter

Banana bread mixture tends to be lumpy due to the banana. Do take note of that.

I then pour the mixture into a pan, spreading it out evenly. 

The banana bread then is put into the oven. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and when it is ready, bake for 1 hour. 

baking time temp

into the oven

In 1 hour, you will have scrumptious banana bread! 

fresh from the oven


the finished product

12/22/2013 10:07:09 AM

Alexandra, Welcome to the GRIT blogging community. You have my attention already with quail eggs. I never knew anyone who raised quail for the eggs. You gather 200 or more a week? Wow, that's allot of eggs. Do they taste similar to chicken eggs? I will definitely be watching for the next post about quail. Here in Nebraska they are hunted and eaten like Cornish hens. ***** Have a great quail egg eating day.

12/19/2013 8:38:13 PM

so you have about 38 female quail? Your quails just started laying good ? in Dec? i guess you have lights on all the time? why don’t they lay good in the summer and spring? Do you sale eggs or live birds? if so how long will it take to get 100 eggs? what is a hatch rate on your eggs? I have had 100% last 3 times on my chickens..Bobwhites also? which has bigger eggs? Does Dominos and Mortons have these recipes with quail eggs on their web page? thank you Jerry