June 10, 2007

From the kitchen of ....

Heart Healthy Banana Nut Bread (BNB)

I felt like sharing a recipe tonight. This is my all time favorite BNB recipe. I got the recipe from a former co-worker who I worked with at the phone co. oh years ago. It is really delicious, light in taste and texture (not calories or sugar hehe) and just plain good ole' comfort food. I always double this recipe. I cover it with aluminum foil for the first 40 minutes of baking and uncover the last 10 minutes. I have to admit it's a bit tricky getting the inside done before the outside gets overdone. If anyone has any secrets to this, let me know. I thought I had that figured out with the aluminum foil but it was still doughy in the middle and the outsides were getting quite brown even with the foil covering the loaves. I also add mini-chocolate chips to one loaf, nuts to both.

2 Cups flour
1/2 Cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Cup mashed bananas (approx. 3 med. sized)
1/4 Cup skim milk
1/4 Cup Puritan oil
2 Whole eggs or 4 egg whites
1/2 Cup of nuts (optional)
1/2 Cup of mini chocolate chips (optional)
Double recipe to yield 2 loaves.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Add mashed bananas and milk. Mix in oil and egg or whites. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Spread batter in greased loaf pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing. Cool completely before slicing. One half cup of chopped nuts can be added if desired. ~Makes 1 loaf , double recipe for 2 loaves like picture.

1 comment:

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow...have to try this!!


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