Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Banana Bread

3 very ripe bananas (I used 3 frozen previously - thawed)
1/2 cup honey
3 tbsp canola oil, plus a little more for oiling the loaf pan
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (I used regular whole wheat flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I used chopped raw almonds)

(I added about 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds)

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a loaf pan.
2. Mash the bananas and mix with the honey, canola oil and vanilla extract.
3. Stir together the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda and salt. Add the nuts.
4. Blend the two mixtures and spoon into a lightly oiled loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until center is set.

YUM YUM.. It turned out very good, especially buttered.


Brooke said...

**Wiping drool**

I leave out the nuts. It's a texture thing.

Eyes said...


The Merry Widow said...

I'm not into bananas, but that looks quick and son on the other hand...


Anonymous said...

If you don't have any honey, golden syrup is a good substitute.

And if you like bananas but find them a little indigestible, banana bread will solve the problem nicely, as the other ingredients aid digestion. Bananas are high in potassium, which is good for all of us, but especially the old folk.


Eyes said...

Hi Monty,

That's a great idea (adding syrup instead of honey). We usually have honey though. Hubby likes to add it to his coffee:>D