May 3, 2010

Banana Bread



Banana Bread is one of my favorites..At my office cafeteria they serve delicious banana bread slices for breakfast and I eventually started to love it. Last week I had been to Apple barn and tasted the Apple Banana bread out there and fell for it. Decided to make it at once.

This week it was raining heavily in our place and never got a chance to go out. So perfect time for baking something..prepared this bread and enjoyed our weekend with a lot of movies.

All the ingredients mentioned below will yield a loaf out of a 9*5*3 loaf pan.You can also use walnuts instead of pecans. The bread was really good and enjoyed every bite of it. This bread can be refrigerated and served later by just placing the slices in the microwave for about 10 secs.

Ingredients

All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup
White granulated sugar- 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1 tsp
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2 no
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup
Ripe Bananas - 3 no



Method
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and place the rack in middle of the oven.
  • Butter the pan and dust it with a little of the all purpose flour and set aside
  • Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 min and coarsely chop them. If they are already chopped toast for about 4 min.
  • Melt and cool the butter.
  • In a large bowl, Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nuts and set aside.
  • In another bowl, add eggs and slightly beat them
  • Add the cooled butter, vanilla extract, mashed bananas to the egg and mix well.
  • Now carefully fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a wooden spatula.
  • Do not over mix. Just mix until the flour is moistened. Over mixing leads to rough and rubbery bread.
  • The batter should be thick.
  • Scrape the batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 55 - 60 min.
  • Bake until it is golden brown color. Check if a tooth pick comes out clean to make sure the bread is done.
  • Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from pan. This is done so that air circulation happens at the bottom of the pan so that bread does not get soggy.
  • Serve Warm.

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14 comments:

Hi Shabitha..

Banana bread is our fav too..so good and soo easy to make..Your looks delish..Love it..

Love
Kairali sisters

Love banana bread. Doesn't it smell heavenly when it's being baked?

Shabitha, nengha Sunday anaiku samaika bore ra iruku, veetuku vara vu keetegha illa..eppo vareengha?

Appuram nan antha banana bread sapda eppo varattum..

Ungha event ku recipes ready pannikittu irukken..anuparen..

@Nithu..ya I was totally bored on Sunday..sure sure will come soon..
you are welcome anytime to my place..

Thanks a ton..waiting for interesting recipes from you !!!

I was really wanting to make this banana bread this weekend as i had bananas that was ripen too much but not spoil...but dint tried,but u tempt me a lot now!

yummy one... looks soft too..

Banana bread looks perfect and very moist....

ArunaManikandan
http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

sabitha
really delicious one yarr..very easy one..perfectly done..good job
how's the weather now..

Banana bread super ah iruku nalla soft n moist ah irukku,perfect baking..

Bread looks super moist and yummy..

banana bread has come out moist and perfect.. I love eating them for breakfast too, delicious one!!!

Thanks for all your comments..

@Prani - Weather is OK now..Due to flood we got one day WFH :-)

lovely... i love them a lot.. you could also check my variation on: http://chackoskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/banana-bread.html

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