Monday, September 8, 2008

Good banana bread

Our family activity tonight was making banana bread.  It turned out so good.  It is a slightly healthier recipe than normal, but you can't tell.

1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
approx. 1/2 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/3 c. butter
2 T. milk
2 eggs
1/4 c. plus a little extra chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixer bowl combine 1 cup
of the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed
banana, butter, and milk. Beat in an electric mixer on low speed until
blended, then on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining
flour, beat until blended. Stir in walnuts.

Pour batter into a
greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. (the person I took this recipe from's baking tip of the day: if you
want the rounded loaf top shape, only grease the bottom and part way up
the sides of the pan instead of all the way to the top. This goes for
rounded cake, cupcake, and muffin tops as well.)

Bake at 350
degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.