Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's for dinner? - banana bread

When we are graced with the presence of a few of these lovely over ripe treats...we BAKE!  We bake some amazing Banana Bread.  I may have posted this recipe before but I don't have it listed on my recipes and I have friends ask for here ya go.  I have tried many recipes but when I got this one from my friend Sherry I knew there was no other choice.  I have also experimented after hearing that we, Americans, over sugar all our food.  So I cut the sugar to 1 cup and changed the oil to applesauce and it still tasted AMAZING!

Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups sugar (I cut this to 1 cup)
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup oil (I substitute with applesauce if I have it on hand)
1/2 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup bananas ( I use 2 bananas)

I grease my bread pan.  Mix the ingredients up.  And then...

Bake 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees - start checking at 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Ready when knife comes out clean.  Let cool long enough so it pops out of the pan without breaking. 


Roz said...

Sounds delicious! I'm going to try that. I have some over ripe bananas just staring at me from the counter...begging me not to throw them away! :)

The Tompkins Family said...

We are HUGE banana bread fans in this house. We have it at least a couple of times a month. I like to add a cup of chocolate chips sometimes to kick it up a notch. It's the perfect breakfast, snack, lunch, heck...even dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some chocolate sauce!


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