Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Banana Bread

I used to believe  that "man does not live by bread alone,"that is, untill I started baking bread when I was first married.  I used to make 3 french baguettes every week.  Yannis would eat one loaf as soon as it came out of the oven; the second one would get eaten with our main meal and the third loaf Yannis would eat for a midnight snack.  My family and friends were also amazed at how much bread this Greek boy could consume!   Now that we live in a place where we can buy a beautiful fresh (and cheap) loaf of bread  from our choice of several bakeries, I've  stopped baking baguettes.  I now make  zucchini, pumpkin, apple and banana bread instead.  Yannis is pretty good at consuming these too!

Banana Bread
3 large ripe banana
1 teas. soda
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 cup melted butter
3 eggs
1 teas. vanilla
 1 cup oatmeal or granola, 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

     Smash the bananas in a small bowl and add the soda, meanwhile melt the butter and set aside. In a mixing bowl stir the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together; pour melted butter over and stir in, add eggs one at a time,  add the vanilla  and  stir in the oatmeal or granola and walnuts; pour into buttered and floured bread
pan and bake at 350F./180C. for 1 hour.  Tip pan upside down till bread loosens and comes out; let cool before slicing and slathering with butter-or melted chocolate!
      I have shared this recipe more than any other recipe.  It stays so moist and is good for breakfast or dessert can also add dates, raisins and any type of nuts that you like.  

No comments:

Post a Comment