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23.7.10Going Bananas in a Few Simple Steps: Banana Bread

Posted Mar 07 2010 12:00am
Banana Bread with Brazilian Nuts and Chocolate Chips
Banana Bread with Brazilian Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread with Brazilian Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Writing this post is driving me bananas. Perhaps the one-bowl recipe is too simple to create a story around it. Instead of forcing creativity, this will be a short post. With this basic recipe using over ripe bananas rapidly turning black, “make it your own” by adding another nut, cranberries, or chocolate chips. Serve with a good cup of coffee or loose-leaf tea. Like this post, making the bread takes a few minutes, and it’ll be ready within an hour.

Banana Walnut Bread: A Few Simple Steps

Banana Walnut Bread: A Few Simple Steps

Ingredients
3 to 4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, amount is based on personal taste
1-1/2 cup flour*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or choice of nut; more for garnish

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas.

3. Mix in the remaining ingredients.

4. Pour banana batter into loaf pan. Garnish with nuts.

5. Place in the oven and bake from 50 minutes to one hour.

6. Let cool on a wire rack.

7. Enjoy!

*Use 1-1/2 cup of white flour or use 1 cup of flour + 1/2 cup of wheat, increase butter to 1/3 cup.

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