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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Banana Nutty Goodness...

Lots of delicious baking going on this week. Whew!

Banana Nut Bread
1.5 C Flour
.5 C Sugar
2.5 T Baking Powder
.5 T Salt
.5 T Baking Soda
1 C Oatmeal
.75 C Chopped Nuts [optional]
1 Egg, slightly beaten
4 oz Yogurt*
3 Large Chopped Bananas
1 T Vanilla
[Tasty variation: Add .5 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips]

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8.5 X 4.5 X 2.5-inch loaf pan. Stir together all dry ingredients, including nuts and oatmeal. Once all wet ingredients are combined add dry ingredient mixture slowly until mix is moistened. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 1 loaf.

*Any Yogurt flavor works great. Blueberry and French Vanilla are sure fire hits at my house.

I've got lots of Banana Bread Recipes... but this one is my die hard favorite. It's so moist with a wonderfully chewy crust. Highly recommended! Throw a nice thick slab in the toaster oven before loading it up with butter. Sinful :)

What's your Favorite Sweet Bread Recipe? Care to share?

1 comment:

amac said...

Here's mine:
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

5 peeled and mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cooking oil (I use canola) or 1 snack sized applesauce as oil substitute
2 cups whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour one loaf pan
Peel and mash the 5 bananas
Stir in the sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt and oil. Stir to mix well (I do
this by hand with spoon - not an electric mixer)
Stir in the 2 cups flour and 1 cup chocolate chips
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake 350 degrees for about one hour
Let cool about 12 minutes, then turn out onto rack and finish cooling, then
(or I like to bake about 1 1/2 hours before serving...that way it's
still warm, and the chocolate seems yummier!