Wednesday, 19 December 2007

December Cooking Challenge #3

Banana Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

PREP TIME - 15 Min
COOK TIME - 1 Hr 5 Min
READY IN - 1 Hr 20 Min

I had some overripe bananas so Googled and found this recipe. I used whole wheat flour instead of white. I don't have a loaf pan so used a square one instead. And it was done after 48 minutes.

I just had a piece (it's still warm) and it lives up to its name as its very bananay (if there is such a word!) and moist ... and yummy!

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Holly said...

Wow, that looks awesome. I've never made bread before. I thought you had to add yeast and let it rise for days and all that jazz..I'll for sure be trying this later. YUM!

I might add nuts to mine, though. I bet MM will love you for posting this. :)

Isabel said...

Ooo i love me some banana bread. I haven't made it a long time. Yours look yummy!

Teresa said...

MMMMMMMMM! Love banana bread. Looks devine.

Teena in Toronto said...

It's more like a cake than a bread. I just finished the last piece and it was yummy!

Gord doesn't like banana bread so I had to eat the whole thing myself. Poor me!