Monday, June 3, 2013

Banana Nut Bread

What to do with bananas that are getting too ripe...Banana Nut Bread. A friend gave me this recipe several years ago and it's been a favorite of ours ever since.

Banana Nut Bread

2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar  (I use about 1/4 cup less most times)
1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans (can also use walnuts or no nuts at all)

Combine bananas, eggs and sugar together with electric mixer, in a separate bowl combine dry ingredients together, then add dry ingredients along with buttermilk, oil and vanilla to the banana, egg and sugar mixture, mix with electric mixer until blended, then fold in nuts. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

When bananas begin to get too ripe at our house I stick them in the freezer for future use. I have made this bread with both bananas that I have frozen (thaw them before you use in bread) and with ones that have not been frozen, the bread turns out well either way.

And for those that might have a milk or egg allergy, I have made this bread using an egg replacer and plain coconut milk (add 1/4 tsp lemon juice to batter make up for tang you lose from not using buttermilk) Turned out beautifully


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Yum! I'm scheduled to take a meal to a couple who just had a baby and was wondering what I should make for their dessert. I believe I have my answer! ;-)

no spring chicken said...

Oh yum! I do believe that banana bread belongs in the top 10 comfort food category. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Farm Girl said...

It looks so yummy. I need this when I have ripe bananas. With it being warm I loose so many. Thanks.

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet lady, I wish I liked bananas cause you make this look so good! LOL! Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

One of my favorite comfort foods. Odd, though, mine never tastes like my mother's recipe. She must have had a secret ingredient. I really like your Sunday graphic, too. It's amazing. Do you allow pinning?