Thursday, April 22, 2010

real banana bread

For tomorrow's photo shoot, I made banana bread--cracked eggs, mashed bananas--the real deal. Though the two muffins I made with the remaining batter did not turn out as well. Allan said otherwise but he is just being a sweet husband.

Recipe is as follows, though I recommend licking the bowl if you have excess batter.

* 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
* 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp table salt

* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/4 tsp baking powder
* 1 large egg, beaten
* 3 tsp canola oil
* 2 medium egg whites, beaten
* 3 large ripe bananas
* 1 cup instant oatmeal (maple or cinnamon flavor)


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a 9×5 inch loaf pan, spray with cooking spray or grease the pan. (Margarine works best).

3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, table salt, baking soda and baking powder.

4. Stir in the canola oil and eggs into the bowl.

5. In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Then add bananas and oatmeal to the batter.

6. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake it for about 45 to 50 minutes. Use cake prick and test in the middle. The bread is ready if it comes out clean.


Noel Solomon said...

I can smell it baking from here!

I've never thought about being an at home chef, but not that you say it - I think I'd love it! :-))

xo Noel

The Four Tides said...

The problem is you would be under house arrest. Anyone who would experience your gifts would have to resort to all sorts of measures to keep you around! xo

Simply Mel said...

Meandered over here from Janet's beautiful space ~ and I'm already smitten with your words! Totally agree, the perks of baking is the licking of the bowl!

YSLGuy said...

Ive been wanting to make banana bread lately. Thanks for the recipe I will have to try it out.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Delicious and my husbands favorite! I am trying it today!!!

Enzie Shahmiri ~ Portraits and Fine Art said...

Looks wonderful. Now I know what to do with the ripe bananas.

Greetings from Laguna Hills !

The Four Tides said...

Just be careful, I made some more for Allan and Olivia and they weren't fast enough--I ate about half the loaf. Really great with vanilla frozen yogurt, and pregnancy hormones! xo