Monday, November 10, 2008

Banana Bread 101

I have to make Banana bread regularly as when our bananas get past a certain stage they must be made into bread, or a smoothie. The best recipe that I have found has pineapple in it. My family will literally inhale a loaf. My oldest son's family takes a loaf home every time I bake. Seems that and my Hot Sauce are my two most "in demand".

This is the Banana Bread Recipe that I love most.
You will find this recipe here

Hawaiian Banana Bread
3 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or macadamia)
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups mashed bananas
1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple (well drained)
Preparation:In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon; stir in nuts. Set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients in another mixing bowl; blend well. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just moist. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350° for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Check center of loaf with toothpick (I use an uncooked spaghetti strand) and if it comes out clean, its done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from the pan.Then hire armed guards to keep the loaves safe until it is time to eat. Happy baking!

This recipe I found on She claims it is the best she has even found. Be sure to visit her as you will find some recipes there that are really great! Home baked bread, several different relishes, not to mention a delightful strawberrie needle case. It sounds delightful and moist and I will definately try it.


3/4 cup margarine
1 1/3 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. mashed banana
1 C. sour cream
2 C. flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Oven 350; pans greased (one 9x13, 2 loaf pans, or 4mini loaf pans)
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and vanilla. Combine banana and sour cream - 2 cups total. Stir into creamed mixture.Stir in dry ingredients.Bake.

They say 60 minutes for full-size loaves. I baked the minis for 50 minutes only - toothpick did NOT come out quite clean and the loaves were VERY soft and squashy when I turned them out, but wow were they moist!
(excerpt from the Pieceful Quilter--be sure to visit her site to see the most delicious looking pictures)

Judy will tell you how to freeze bananas successfully so that you can bake or make banana flavored treats anytime.
My sons and I had a Hot Sauce cook off this summer. We each made a batch and then argued about which one was the best. Son #1 made his less chunky. Son #2 used more garlic and Jalepenos, and mine was of course the most perfect! LOL

I will show you a picture and will post the recipe later if anyone is interested.


Rhonda said...

Huuuummmmmmmmmmmmm! That banana bread sounds great. I'm hop over and look at the other recipes in a minute. Take care.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the recipes. We love banana bread here.

Leslie said...

I just noticed that you added yourself to my Followers, so I thought I would check out your blog! I found it funny that your last post was about banana bread because guess what I made last night and what I just snacked on?LOL I don't use a fancy recipe, though. My Mom always used the one on the Jiffy Mix and it's my fav.

Have a great day!


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