Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Try My Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe!

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My Ultimate Banana Bread recipe keeps well!

Although it's not the end of the week for baking the weekend treats, I took advantage of buying a one dollar banana bag of over ripe bananas to take home.  By the time I finished sorting through this bargain, I had enough for the family to snack on plus four small banana breads to put in the freezer!

This is my favorite recipe when it comes to dealing with making anything like banana bread or cake since it's easy and so moist.  Truly, this is the only one I make these days because of all the recipes I tried, this definitely is the best. 

The recipe is simple and makes either four small loaves, two regular loaves, or a tube-pan size cake like a typical angel food cake. 

By the way, I suggest the next time you see one of those discounted bags of bananas to weigh it on the fruit scale because you might be surprised.  The typical bags I bought weigh in on an average of four pounds for that dollar, which is quite economical!

I do hope the next time you decide to do something with your bananas that you will want to try this delicious recipe of mine.  You won't be disappointed!

You can alter the flavor of this recipe by substituting one cup of white flour for one cup of Great River Organic Milling Company Whole Wheat Flour that is currently on giveaway.  This also makes a scrumptious treat.

Ultimate Banana Bread or Cake--Nuts Style!

1 cup of canola oil
1-1/2 cups of sugar
3-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour or 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour and 1 cup of Great River Organic Milling Company Whole Wheat Flour
1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 medium)
2/3 cup of sour milk  (add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the milk to sour it)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of salt
4 eggs

Measure out your sour milk and stir in your baking soda.  In your mixing bowl, add your canola oil and sugar and beat with your electric mixer until well combined, then add the eggs one at a time to beat in thoroughly.  Next add your sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and alternate with the milk and soda mixture until everything is well mixed. 

Grease whatever loaf pans or tube pan you choose.  For the four small loaves pictured, I used sizes about 7-3/8" x 3-7/8" x 2-1'4".

Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

2 comments:

Miss Sarah said...

Yummy! I LOVE Banana Bread! We haven't had any bananas needing used up for a while, so I haven't made any in months! I might just have to get some though... :)

Thanks for sharing your recipe. Those loaves look delicious! :)

Deanna G. said...

Looks so yummy! :)