Friday, April 22, 2011

Banana Bread

I know, not very pretty, but they make the best Banana Bread ;)
This has been an interesting week with the stomach bug making a second appearance in our family within a  month. I haven't really felt like cooking or baking much this week. Since we were sick two weeks ago and missed our Special Assembly Day  we are going tomorrow. That means an early start (around 7am), a longish drive of about 1 1/2 hours and a long and exciting day. Since I had some Bananas that were starting to turn to ripe to just eat and we need a quick breakfast on the go for tomorrow I decided to bake some Banana Bread. This recipe will make two large loaves or three smaller ones.

Banana Bread
 Substitutions I make are in ( )                                                                                    
    2 cups sugar ( Sometimes I use 1 cup white and 1 cup brown sugar)
    1 cup shortening ( 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup shortening)
    5-6 bananas, mashed
    2 teaspoon vanilla
    4 eggs
    3 cups flour  ( 1 1/2 cups all purpose, unbleached and  1 1/2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour)
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips ( Sometimes I substitute dark chocolate, chopped)

    1 Mix all the wet ingredients together until smooth.
    2 Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
    3 Fold in the nuts.
    4 Pour into  greased loaf pans.
    5 Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday

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