Wednesday, April 2, 2014
B is for Banana Nut Bread
Good Morning! It's day two of the A-Z Challenge, Letter "B". Every time we have a couple of bananas that go all brown and speckly, my dad starts giving me the puppy dog eyes. I know what he wants. He wants me to whip up of some Banana Nut Bread. My sisters, however, prefer I shape the batter into Banana Nut Muffins. Either way, they will nag and nag at me until I produce some. This recipe is so simple and quick, as long as I have all the ingredients on hand, I don't really mind making it for them. But, shhh! don't tell them that. I prefer they think they owe me big time. LOL
Faith's A Foodie for quick and easy Banana Nut Bread:
2 cups of sifted flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup of Crisco (or butter/marjarine whatever you prefer)
1/2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites beaten (it's lighter and less fattening using the egg whites, you may modify for a heavier version)
1/2 cup of nuts chopped (I prefer walnuts, but you can use whatever you like)
1 or 2 bananas, mashed
Grease and flour the bottom of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Beat egg whites for two minutes. Fold in all other ingredients (except nuts) Beat for an additional two minutes, then fold in the nuts. Bake at 350 for 60 to 65 minutes. For muffins, use muffin pan lined with cups. Fill one/third full and bake until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. (Usually about 15 minutes in a convection oven which is what I use) Tastes best served warm and a nice slab of butter on top doesn't hurt either.
Remember, if it's yum, eat some. Enjoy!!