Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bananas Meet Bread

The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

What you need:
2 Cups all-purpse flour
11/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
dash of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg

2 eggs - beaten
1 1/2 Cups mashed ripe bananas (5-6 medium)
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup melted butter (OR for a healthy alternative applesauce)
Optional - 1/4 Cup chopped walnuts (My Gramma hates nuts in food, so I never add them.)

Streusel Topping
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 Tablespoons of butter. Used a fork or pastry blender to cut in butter until he mixture is crumbly. You can also stir in 2-3 Tablespoons oats or nuts to the topping.

What You Do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350'F - Grease your bread pan - set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (except sugar) and mix well. Make a well in the center. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and butter - mix well. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Pour into bread pan. Top with streusel mixture.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool 15 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and store over night. (It really does taste better that way.)

EAT! And Enjoy!