Monday, December 31, 2012

Banana Bread with Walnuts

Banana Bread

The year is almost over. My bananas are getting old... LOL. I mean literally, no encrypted messages here. I have 5 bananas ripe as anything. Should I throw it out? Never, there are lots of things you can make using bananas. I love banana cake/bread with walnuts. It's sweet and nutty. You can make banana icecream, smoothie, muffins or even banana fritters to serve with icecream.

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For today, I am just happy to replicate this recipe with the addition of nuts..... I love nuts, I am nuts! Can't wait for it to come out of oven when I can slap some more butter on the thing... YUMS! Recipe is from Simply Recipes. I love that blog, so many easy recipes. One of my favourite blogs to follow.

Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

METHOD
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf

Add walnuts

Banana bread

What a beauty!

Banana Bread loaf

So there you have it, one very easy recipe to follow with added nuts for me ;) NOMNOMNOMS!

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