Saturday, November 04, 2006

Going Bananas!

Since I learned to bake, I have the pleasure of making a variety of quick and easy banana breads in my ever-evolving kitchens, mainly due to a frequent bunch of over-ripe bananas hanging on my banana stand that is urging me to make something out of them. From muffins, bread puddings, to fritters and cakes, we have enjoyed a plethora of aromatic banana bakes in our abode! So, why does my hunt for banana bread recipes still exists? Maybe it's my quest for the perfect banana bread for that moment... sometimes it's with chocolate chips, then other times it's with various nuts or dried fruit accompliments. I have studied recipes that included jello puddings(?) to honey, and have tried many recipes, some less memorable than others. And lately, I have swap ingredients to wholewheat flour, oats, and dried apricots to my banana breads. Yet I continue to venture into the wonderful world of web to look for more ideas and new techniques. Ahh, the hunt contines... Here's a recipe that suits the present craving... :

Banana Bread adapted from Todd's Banana Bread
Makes 2 loaves
1 stick butter, room temp.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup honey
4 eggs
6 ripe bananas, mashed
Sift the following 3 ingredients together:
3 cups wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Add these last:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup quick cooking oats

In mixter, blend the first three ingredients (butter, sugar, and honey). Add eggs and bananas and mix. Put the dry ingredients (next 3) together and add flour mixture into bowl and beat till mixed together. Fold in nuts and oats. Pour into loaf pans, and bake for 50-60 mins, or until done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Banana and oats, yummy!