Someone somewhere in the word-wide-web has posted this, and being a deep fan of it, i gave it a try…
1 3/4 C. flour (bread flour is best) + 2/3 c. sugar or less depending ur your taste
2 tsp. baking powder + 1/2 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe (this is usually 2 or 3 bananas)
1/3 C. margarine + 2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract (optional) + 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
2 eggs (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (divided into 2 (1/2 C.) portions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt + cinnamon powder), stir together to combine. In another medium size bowl combine margarine and sugar, with a mixer cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in mashed bananas and eggs, and mix well. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until the flour is just mixed in, then add in the remaining flour and 1/2 cup walnuts, blend together until everything is mixed together. Add the vanilla extract (if you have any). Do not overstir.
Pour batter into a 8×4 inch loaf pan. Either top or mix in the batter with the remaining chopped walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire wrack.
live n process it…
Healthy Variations: (Multi-grain version)
I read about the multi-grain version, and Im going to try next time.
Substitute the bread flour with
1 1/2 cup flour (half all-purpose and half whole wheat) + 1/4 cup barley flour + 1/4 cup oat flour + 1/4 cup cold milled flax
1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted + 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (I didnot use this)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup ripe bananas, pureed
Will have a picture taken, the next time it is baked.