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Old 12-09-2011, 04:21 PM
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Banana-Nut Bread:


This is my mother's Banana-Nut Bread recipe. I did find this exact recipe on the NCI as a good recipe for Cancer patients. I do think that my mother added some Cinnamon but since I am going by memory and do not remember how much she used, I did not try it. I have made this many, many times and love it!

Ingredients
  1. 2 Eggs
  2. 3 Medium well-ripened bananas, cut into chunks
  3. 1/4 Cup of milk
  4. 1/4 Cup of vegetable oil
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  7. 3/4 Cups sugar
  8. 1 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  12. 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans, or wheat germ

Instructions
  1. Blend eggs, bananas, milk, oil, and vanilla at medium speed until smooth, about 15 min
  2. Measure flout, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg into a bowl and stir to mix
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Mix enough to moisten. Add nuts
  4. Spread batter into well greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or three small 5x3x2 in pans.
  5. Place in pre-heated oven at 350F (180C) for about 1 hour for the large loaf and 35-45 min for the small loafs.





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I like to use well ripened bananas (black post on the peeling but not bruised) because they have had time to change more starches into sugars.

I fancy myself as a photographer but took the loaf picture at night without correct lighting and I could not wait to have a slice, so you have to forgive the low quality. However, I do not fancy myself as a good cook . If you look at the pictures, you will notice a dark skin on the loaf. You will also notice a crack in the picture of the loaf and a indentation in the slice (It was bigger in the middle). The loaf's center did sag after I took it out. I am not sure why. From the outward appearance, it does not look like I undercooked it. In fact, it looks like I might have over cooked it. But the sagging suggest that it was over cooked. Did I cook it at too high of a temperature? Did I put too much baking soda and/or baking powder? I thought I added the correct amount but cannot swear by it. Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

PS. I am not sure why one picture came out bigger the the other. The large loaf picture was sized smaller than the slice!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:48 PM
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Geez, Jim, if I'd made that loaf of banana bread, I wouldn't have worried at all about it's appearance.

I'm no baker, but it looks great to me!

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:06 AM
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Geez, Jim, if I'd made that loaf of banana bread, I wouldn't have worried at all about it's appearance.

I'm no baker, but it looks great to me!

Lee
Lee, thanks. I am a wanaby perfectionist
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I made this today using Marhta Stewart's recipe from her 1982 cookbook. It came out of the pan perfectly and smells wonderful.
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Beautiful!

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It tastes good, too. We got a delivery of flooring today and the guy is a trained chef taking a break from cooking to work for a friend making lumber deliveries. I gave him a piece and he loved it. I had one as well and have to say Martha knows her bread.
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I've got one loaf in the oven and getting ready to make a second with no nuts.

Here's Martha's recipe. I don't use chocholate chips.

INGREDIENTS

1⁄4 lb unsalted butter or 1⁄4 lb unsalted margarine, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe banana
1⁄2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or 1⁄2 cup pecans
1⁄4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Butter 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, beating well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with butter mixture.
Blend well.
Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
Stir well.
Stir in the nuts and pour batter into pan.
Sprinkle with floured chocolate chips.
Bake 1 hour until a cake tester comes out clean.
Turn out onto rack to cool.
Enjoy!

http://www.food.com/recipe/martha-st...a-bread-181546
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The third one went in the oven and added nuts to the top.
I'll keep this one for the family.
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I did this one today - it's made with mayo. I never had one raise so high - must have been the soda.I'll take it to church, Sunday, for hospitality. I'm doing a pulled pork and veg tray as well, and one of the gals is making coleslaw. I guess we have an important visitor coming.
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I made these yesterday afternoon while I was braising the beef ribs. I can't account for the burnt/dark edges but think it was from over buttering the pans. I should have used spray and didn't think of it at the time. I used Martha Stewarts recipe - didn't have sour cream so used Best mayonnaise. It was a hit - the mrs took half of one to work last night and Peter took one with him to take to his work today.
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