Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Banana Breads

I have been on a total banana kick lately. I go through phases with bananas. Sometimes I’ll buy a bunch and I’ll eat one and then rest will just sit there until they have to become either banana bread or weapons. Lately, though, I’ve just been chomping them down. I did really want to make banana bread though because of my awesome banana bread recipe, so I made myself not eat a few of them and let them turn all brown and perfect. While talking about this with Aaron, he said “Hey, you should put Oreos in the bread. That would be awesome!” Liking the idea, but hedging my bets, I decided to make two loaves, just in case the Oreo one was all weird.

It’s not. It is delicious and lovely. I love the original as well. There’s just something so nice about warm banana bread. I love taking fruit and making it bad for you. Plus, my poorly subtitled, but oh so lovely to use Settlement Cookbook gets to make another appearance in this blog. Good times all around.

Banana Bread from The Settlement Cookbook:

Makes 1 loaf

2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. butter
½ c. sugar
2 eggs
2 medium ripe bananas
½ c. butter milk (I always use buttermilk power. Mix 2 Tb. of the powder in with the flour, etc. and ½ c. water with the wet ingredients.)
About 12 Oreos, crushed, if you’re going that route

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan.

Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, mashed bananas and milk.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients. If doing the Oreo bread, add the Oreos now. When well blended, pour into bread pan, and bake for 1 hour. It’s done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The Oreo version took a bit longer to bake, but this bread is usually perfectly done at 1 hour.

Let cool and serve. Yum!

1 comment:

Johanna said...

hey! I want your advice on some easy breads for easter. I was looking for your email address but couldn't find one. Mine is if you have any ideas for me. My roommate has been making some simple wholewheat yeast breads and I wanted to attempt a yeast bread if I can find the time, and I love the whole wheat aspect, but wanted a little flair for the holiday...

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