Monday, February 21, 2011

Old Fashion Banana Bread

Hello everyone, sorry I've been rather absent of late, not much time for blogging recently, but I'll try to update periodically. I made banana bread today, so I thought I might post the recipe, this is a nice easy recipe, one of those that you can memorize quickly and whip out in just a few minutes.

For the flour, we prefer to use freshly ground pastry wheat or Kamut, but feel free to use just plain ol' all purpose, it turns out fine either way! Make sure your bananas are nice and ripe, if you have ripe bananas, but aren't ready to use them, just put them in the freezer, and use them when you're ready. If the batter turns out too thick, you can thin it down with a bit of milk or cream, but take it easy, a tablespoon or two should do!
This recipe make 1 loaf - since we often can eat a loaf in a day or two, I usually double or triple the recipe and make bread, muffins, and banana chocolate chip muffins


Old Fashion Banana Bread

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
3 ripe bananas
1 generous teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350* spray loaf pan** generously.
Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix until thoroughly combined, Thin with milk or cream if too thick. Spoon into greased pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

**If you have pans that you can double up, it's a good idea to do so with banana bread so the sides and bottom don't get burnt while the insides cook.


I hope you all enjoy the recipe, be sure to tell me if you try it out, right now I'm going crazy smelling it in the oven, I can't wait to have a warm slice smothered in butter with a nice cup of tea!

So what's on your menu for the week? Tonight we're having goulash and cheddar scones. I may possibly try to start back up with the weekly menu thing that I was doing last year, so be sure to check back soon.

Have a fantastic week!!


Kara said...

MMmmmm. *licks lips* I am SO ready for banana bread!

Hope you all are doing well!

Karen Andreola said...

You will learn much by cooking for the family - even if by trial and error which is how I learned - and how most of us learn. Thank you for being such a help to your family while your mother tries to heal.
Banana bread is my Man-of-the-House's favorite of quick breads. Like you one of my daughter is fond of making pies.