Saturday, September 02, 2006

Banana Bread

Yum. I made banana bread muffins this morning, and instead of 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (I hardly ever add nuts to my baked goods) I put in 1/2 cup of homemade granola. Funny thing, you can hardly taste the granola, it incorporated really nicely.

This is my all time favourite banana bread recipe. Very simple with few ingredients, but a lovely flavour. It comes out tender, just sweet enough and with a surprisingly buttery taste (the recipe contains no oil).

Banana Bread (from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook)

3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, granola, blueberries or whatever you like - optional!

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix mashed banana and eggs until blended. Add sugar and mix well. In small bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to wet mixture, mix thouroughly. If using nuts, chocolate chips, etc., mix them in gently.

Put into one greased loaf pan OR 12 muffin tins (either greased or using paper baking cups).

Loaf bakes for 50 minutes or so, muffins in about 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the top is firm.


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