Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Recipes: We're Baking Banana Bread!

Something about fall just makes me want to bake. I love for the house to be full of the delicious aromas of pies and cookies and especially quick breads! Since P just started eating solid food, I've been wanting him to try bananas. I bought a huge bunch at the grocery store and so I thought we'd kill two birds with one stone.

 He was not a fan of the bananas. But the banana bread was delicious!

Banana Nut Bread

Makes 2 loaves - but as you can see, I increased the recipe for three loaves ;)
Adapted from here.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil (or softened butter, but it is moister and fluffier with the oil)
  • 2 cups GF flour (I used my standard blend, but brown instead of white rice flour)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

    Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together the oil and sugar. Add the eggs,bananas, and vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients with a whisk. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until blended. Add the nuts and stir until they are incorporated. Divide mixture between two medium loaf pans and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a nice crust has formed and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans and slice and serve. Or slice almost immediately and begin to devour. Your choice :)

    Butter melting on banana bread... drool.

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