Friday, March 9, 2007

Spiced Banana Nut Bread

The banana nut bread turns out really moist and its healthy too since it uses whole wheat flour! Try it once and you will not be able to resist it!

1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon + a pinch of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/8 cup buttermilk
2-3 ripe(almost black) bananas
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans



Heat oven to 350°. Grease or spray 1 loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mash bananas with a masher or with a fork.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk-- use a larger container as it will foam up quite a bit.

Mix all dry ingredients, make sure its well blended.

In the banana bowl, add the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly until well blended.

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and blend it with a spatula, and add the chopped nuts.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out ALMOST clean. Totally clean will mean a dryer loaf.

Cool 15 minutes after removing from oven. Remove it from the loaf pan finally. And let it cool completely before slicing it.

1 comment:

Kavita said...

Made the Banana Bread since I'd been looking for a good/easy recipe. It turned out quite nice. However, my baking soda was flat, so the bread's a little dense. Additionally, didn't have a loaf pan, so made it in a brownie pan. Need to get these two things and try again. The nutmeg gave it a really nice edge.