Thursday, July 3, 2008

Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of those dishes that can be used for a variety of things; a snack, put some icing on it and it can be a dessert, eat it for breakfast or even make muffins which are great for an on the go treat.  I have always loved banana bread, no matter what form it's served in, and now that I've gotten older and on my own it brings me back to my childhood and gives me the cozy feeling of home.  Another upside to making banana bread is that it's a great way to use up very ripe bananas instead of having to throw them out.  I always try to use up ingredients before they go bad and I love the fact the the more ripe the banana the better the bread it makes!


Banana Bread


2 Cups all-pupose flour

1 1/4 Teaspoons baking powder

1/2 Teaspoon baking soda

1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 Beaten eggs

1 1/2 Cups mashed bananas (3 medium)

1 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup cooking oil or butter or margarine

1/4 Cup chopped walnuts


Grease bottom of 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In a medium bowl combine eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil.  Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.  Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).  Fold in walnuts.


Spoon batter into prepared pan. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes or until toothpic inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely.


Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens Coodbook

1 comment:

Joelen said...

I have some ripe bananas in my fridge that I've been meaning to use up. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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