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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Good banana bread?

My bananas are getting mushy. Too mushy to eat. Anyone have a great banana bread recipe? I have a few, but the bread always comes out too dense and kinda too moist, not at all spongy and springy and nice. Any suggestions? Thanks.


at 4:11 PM Anonymous Erin said...

I'm a huge fan of Ina Garten's Banana Crunch Muffin recipe (search for it on foodnetwork.com). She uses granola, coconut, walnuts, and sliced bananas in addition to mashed bananas. The result is a delicious muffin with excellent variation and texture. I've never tried making just one big loaf instead of the muffins, but I imagine it would work just fine.

at 7:47 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you like banana bread...


Wild Oats in Hyde Park had it last month..and it was actually pretty good.


at 3:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always had a problem with gooey middles in my banana bread loafs, so I switched to banana muffins. They always come out perfect.

1/2 cup butter flavored crisco or softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup mushed bananas (2-3 bananas depending on the size, the spottier the bananas the better!)
2 eggs (I use "egg beaters" brand)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 1/2 cup flour

place in paper muffin cups in muffin tin pan and bake at 350 deg F in oven for 12-15 minutes. Watch so they don't burn. A nice golden brown top signals they are done!

at 10:10 AM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

Another thing to do with overripe bananas is to slice them, put them in individual snack bags, and freeze. They are perfect to throw frozen into smoothies.

at 4:11 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

Thanks all. Anon, I'll have to try that recipe. Got a little sidetracked w/ pre-Thanksgiving planning. And the frozen slices for smoothies is a great idea. I need to make more. Just got a handheld blender (for soups and smoothies) this week, so I'll give that a try. Easier than rigging up the whole blender for a smoothie for one!

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