Monday, January 28, 2008

I’m Back, and with Bread!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted! I am finally feeling better and able to step back into the kitchen. Not nearly as often as I would like, but at least I’m getting there slowly but surely. I think it is rather funny that my first post back is one about baking. I usually stay away from recipes where you have to measure the ingredients exactly. Since baking usually requires all those measuring cups, I don’t even take a second glance. But this endeavor into the baking world was born out of necessity. I have craved a lot of fruit during this pregnancy, or I should say that is all I could stomach for a while, so we had lots of bananas just sitting around that were getting a little on the ripe side to just peel and eat. I just couldn’t throw them away and I love banana nut bread, so I went looking for a recipe I thought I could manage. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this bread turned out. I was out of walnuts, so my bread was nut-free. But I personally think the nuts would make it even better.

Banana Nut Bread

Courtesy of

18 servings, one slice each

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup water

1 cup chopped walnuts

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; set aside. Beat eggs in small bowl. Add bananas, oil and water; mix well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.) Stir in cereal and walnuts.

POUR into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.

BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour 5 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min.; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.


Red Icculus said...

The silver platter makes it look even more delicious!

Banana bread takes me back to my formative years. The more fruit flies and the blacker the bananas, the more delicious the bread turns out to be!

Rachel said...

Love your blog! I found you through the foodie blogroll.

Suprisingly, I do not have a banana bread recipe. I may just have to try this one!

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