Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Banana Bread

Don't you hate throwing away those brown bananas? Well, here's your answer, make them into bread. It's easy.

1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. soda
1 1/4 tsp. cream of tarter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3)

Sift flour, soda, cream of tarter and salt. Cream shortening, stir in sugar a few tablespoons at a time. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with bananas, a small amount at a time. Beat until smooth. Pour into a well greased loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree oven about 1 hour until done.

If you don't have time to make bread, bananas can be frozen for future bread use. Just remember to thaw them before you use them, lol.


*S* said...

How great, Signgurl. I have a bag of frozen bananas in the freezer - the indoor one, not the big freeze outside. I wonder if I could add some unflavored unjury powder to boost the protein content. Ideas?

Susan said...

Hang on a mo - does this recipe really call for 3/4 cup of baking soda? Soda water? 3/4 tsp would make more sense for baking soda, no?

SignGurl said...

Oops, thanks for pointing that out *S* I typed this out quick. I'll fix it.

I just bought some AnyWhey and it says you can add it when baking. It does mention that it will make your finished product slightly tough. I would just watch the baking time and shorten it if needed.

Lara said...

For those who want a bit less healthy, but extremely tasty version... just toss in some chocolate chips before you bake it. Since I started doing that, my kids won't even eat normal banana bread any more! (I prefer the mini chips... flavor without the bread falling apart so much.)

Anonymous said...

This was an interesting recipe to me because it uses a) much less flour than most banana bread recipes and b) no sour milk or buttermilk, which are common with baking soda quick breads. On the other hand, there is a lot of cream of tartar, so I'll be interested to see how my loaves turn out. They are in the oven as I type.