Thursday, 12 April 2012

Banana Bread

My sister, being the greatest person you'll ever meet, made not one, but two loafs of banana bread. I know, great stuff right?





I don't know about you, but I love banana bread. I'm not all too crazy about eating bananas by themselves (eating out with friends at a crepe place and they all order crepes with bananas...I don't know, it just doesn't do it for me), or in drinks (the reason why I don't like half of the healthy juices in grocery stores. Why must they all contain bananas?), but when you bake with them! Whoa baby, grab me a plate, I'm eating this whole loaf right now.

The thing about this loaf though.. Our bananas were deceiving.  They had been left in the car, so had gone all brown on the outside. But while making this bread, they were firm and banana like, not like the nice, mushy bananas you make banana bread with. 

So this pretty much turned out like slightly sweeter than normal bread, but next time I spot some brown mushy bananas...They are in for a treat. Then I will be in for a treat.



What you'll need:

-1 cup sugar
-1/3 cup butter, melted
-3 bananas, ripe
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F
    2.   In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the bananas, vanilla, eggs and baking soda mix, and mix until fully combined.
    3.   In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones, mixing until fully incorporated.
    4.   Pour the batter into a lightly sprayed loaf tin and bake for around 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean


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13 comments:

  1. hi cathleen, i feel like it's calling out to me! love its golden colour too!

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  2. I'm usually not a banana fan either, except for in banana bread! This looks majorly delicious.

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  3. Love love banana bread :) This sounds super tasty

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  4. Banana breads are awesome! Always a nice treat to have on hand at all times!

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  5. Anything with banana is OK with me :-)

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  6. D'oh! I just ate my last ripe banana. I'll have to pick up more for your yummy bread.

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  7. This reminds me I have a bunch of ripe bananas waiting on the kitchen counter to be made into something. This bread looks delicious!

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  8. I love plain bananas and banana bread and everything to do with bananas! These look so delicious...makes me want to get in the kitchen right now!

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  9. Those overipe bananas are so good in this bread, love the addition of nutmeg in it..

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  10. Hi Cathleen, I love banana bread..you have a nice space in here!

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  11. Hi Cathleen...thanks for ur lovley comments at my space...You have a nice blog shaping here. I am your new follower now :)

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  12. We love banana bread at my place so much so that we actually buy extra bananas and over ripen them so we can use them to make the bread.
    Your banana bread just looks awesome! I love it's texture and has a great crumb to it.

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