Friday, March 13, 2009

Baking Banana Bread

We baked some delicious banana bread today! Katie and Noah each made a recipe of it, so one was made into bread and one was made into muffins. (I like making muffins from my bread because you get to eat it SOONER! ha!)
Here is the recipe we used:

Banana Bread
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 C buttermilk
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 C mashed bananas
1 1/2 C sugar
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour (1 C whole wheat, 3/4 C white)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

(I always put a smidge less of both of those because I despise overly salty baked goods)
1/2 C chopped pecans (we used walnuts)
Basically you just mix the flour and soda and salt together well in a bowl. Then mix all the "wet" stuff together in a separate bowl (eggs first, then oil, milk, sugar, bananas), then add the dry to the wet and then mix in the walnuts. Pour into greased pans of your choice. Bake at 325 degrees until done, about 20 minutes for the muffins.
OH YEAH, about that topping! I made that up myself because I love a good topping on a muffin! I mixed up "some walnuts, some brown sugar, some oatmeal, and some wheat germ for extra nutrition." I did not measure the amounts at all, just made it how I thought it looked good. I put it on the muffins after about 12 minutes of baking and on the bread after about 30 minutes of baking though I think it was too soon for the bread. I think it would have been better to add it to the bread about 40 minutes to 45 minutes in. It took about an hour and a half for the bread to finish baking. You just have to watch it though, so many things influence how long it will take. And, it does continue to bake a little after you take it out, so keep that in mind as well. Hope you enjoy!


ktwalden said...

Sounds yummy! I know your little helpers had fun!

Andy's Bethy said...

That looks fabulous, and your pictures are wonderful. Makes me want to go upstairs and bake right now!