Friday, January 7, 2011

"Banana Nut Bread"



I love to make Banana Nut Bread right before we have guest over, the fresh bread baking in the oven makes the house smell so good like a bakery. Most of the time I make my Banana Nut Bread in mini loaf pans so I can send our guest off with a delicious gift.

Ingredients:
  • 5tbsp of butter
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c. mashed, very ripe bananas
  • 1 ¾ c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray bottom only of a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat butter in large bowl with an electric mixer set at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add sugar and brown sugar; beat well. Add egg, egg whites and vanilla; beat well until well blended. Add mashed banana, and beat on high speed 30 seconds.
  • Combine in a medium bowl baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with cream, ending with flour mixture.
  • Add walnuts to batter; mix well.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared loaf pan. Bake until browned and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 1hour 15minutes depending on your oven.
  • Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10minutes. Remove bread from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
  • Slice and serve with butter or your favorite jam.


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