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Old 11-13-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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Favorite Banana Bread Recipe?

What's your favorite banana bread recipe? There are so many out there, and I want to try to bake some for DH. Anyone have any faves they can share?

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Old 11-13-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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5 med. bananas, mashed
1C sugar
1/2C oil
2 eggs, beated
1/2C walnuts or pecans (optional)

2C flour
1 1/2tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix wet ingredients in bowl, add to combined dry ingredients, pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1hr! Viola!! Its my fave and soooo easy!! I've made it enough times that I know it by heart now!!
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:45 PM   #3
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1/2 C margrine
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 C banana
1/4 C milk
1 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 C walnuts ( optional)
2 C flour
Mix the margarine, sugar, eggs, bananas, milk, lemon juice, just very smooth, full and almost frothy. Stir in dry ingredients.

I bake for 50-60 minutes on 275-300-- I find if I do higher it gets too brown on the outside and not quite done in the center.
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Re: Favorite Banana Bread Recipe?

I just made this last week and it turned out oh so yummy! It is from the Betty Crocker 40th Anniversary cook book:
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c marg or butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 c mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
**1/2 cup buttermilk**
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 c chopped nuts (optional)

I made this years ago and didn't have the buttermilk, so I looked in the back at the substitutions and it says you can use 1 Tablespoon of lemon or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup, then let stand for a few minutes. I have always done it this way now since I so enjoyed how it turned out. If you aren't making a double recipe, then just use 1/2 tablespoon and enough milk to make 1/2 cup. I think I used about 5 very ripe bananas las week for my double recipe. I make some mini loaves, that way I can make some with nuts (hubby is a nut fanatic) and some without. For the ones with nuts I put a couple large pieces of nut on top to be able to tell them apart.
Happy baking!

Almost forgot the directions
Oven at 350F, grease bottoms only of loaf pans...my double recipe made 6 mini loaves and 1 regular sized loaf, if that helps. Mix sugar and marg in large bowl, stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk (or substitution) and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans, bake 8 inch loaves about 1 hr, 9 inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes, loosen sides from pans, then remove from pans. It says to cool completely before slicing and I have NEVER been able to wait to try it
I usually set the timer for less than required, then check for it to be browned on top and a clean toothpick...I hate to overcook it and have it be too dry.
Have fun baking!
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Re: Favorite Banana Bread Recipe?

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-...iv/detail.aspx

my all time fave recipe!! I know, totally not healthy with the shortening but OH SO YUMMY!!!!!

The real secret to making (any) banana bread taste devine is to sprinkle it with a generous amount of brown sugar before you put it in the oven. It makes a slightly crispy, caramel-y tasting crust on top
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5 med. bananas, mashed
1C sugar
1/2C oil
2 eggs, beated
1/2C walnuts or pecans (optional)

2C flour
1 1/2tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix wet ingredients in bowl, add to combined dry ingredients, pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1hr! Viola!! Its my fave and soooo easy!! I've made it enough times that I know it by heart now!!
What temp do I bake it at? I'm a total newbie when it comes to baking, so I don't want to overcook it.

Thanks, mamas, keep 'em coming!
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The real secret to making (any) banana bread taste devine is to sprinkle it with a generous amount of brown sugar before you put it in the oven. It makes a slightly crispy, caramel-y tasting crust on top
Thanks for that tip! I will be sure to do that!
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The real secret to making (any) banana bread taste devine is to sprinkle it with a generous amount of brown sugar before you put it in the oven. It makes a slightly crispy, caramel-y tasting crust on top
Now that does sound yummy! I'll have to try that when I make some later this week.
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This is my absolute favorite banana bread EVER!! YUUUMMMM!!!

Jamaican Banana Bread

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons stick margarine, softened
2 tablespoons tub light cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons dark rum or 1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons margarine
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons dark rum or 1/8 teaspoon imitation rum extract
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 375. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
Beat 2 tablespoons margarine and cheese at medium speed of a mixer; add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Combine banana and next 5 ingredients (banana through vanilla); stir well. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup coconut.

Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375 for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.

Combine brown sugar and 2 teaspoons each margarine, lime juice, and rum in a saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 1 minute; stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons each pecans and coconut; spoon over loaf.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 187 (26% from fat); FAT 5.4g (sat 1.5g,mono 2.3g,poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 2.9g; CHOLESTEROL 15mg; CALCIUM 55mg; SODIUM 105mg; FIBER 1.1g; IRON 1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.2g
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:22 PM   #10
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Re: Favorite Banana Bread Recipe?

This is my favorite banana bread recipe. There are a ton of banana recipes to check out on the website

http://food.cookinglight.com/cooking...kage_id=703070
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