Today is National Banana Bread Day!

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2012/02/23 14:41:01 (permalink)

Today is National Banana Bread Day!

Today is National Banana Bread Day. I love Banana Bread but have never made it so let's see your Banana Bread Recipes so we all can make some good ones!
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    FriedClamFanatic
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/02/23 17:19:21 (permalink)
    Amazingly enough, I was just looking at 3 old tired banan's that i was going to make into bread........... I add blueberries or diced apple to mine, use yougurt or cream cheese as a semi liquid and both baKing powder and Baking soda along with chopped pecans.......top it with Demera sugar.  If the thread picks up, I'll post the whole recipe
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/02/23 19:09:09 (permalink)
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    Amazingly enough, I was just looking at 3 old tired banan's that i was going to make into bread........... I add blueberries or diced apple to mine, use yougurt or cream cheese as a semi liquid and both baKing powder and Baking soda along with chopped pecans.......top it with Demera sugar.  If the thread picks up, I'll post the whole recipe

    Ah! Go ahead! Post it!
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/02/23 20:17:16 (permalink)
    Yes!  Do tell!
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/02/24 18:16:03 (permalink)
    Made it today............and it was/is scrumptious
     
    Basic recipe (feel free to screw around)
     
    1/2 stick butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    creme them
     
    add
    1 egg
    3bananas
    1/3 cup yogurt (or cream cheese and 1 TBS milk plus 1 tsp lemon juice)
    1 tsp Vanilla extract
     
    mix all together until relatively smooth...will still have a few banana lumps
     
    in a separate bowl mix
    2 cups flour
    1.5 tsp Baking powder
    1/2 tsp Baking soda
    1/2 tsp All spice
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    tsp Cinnamon
    tsp salt
    1-2 cups of blueberries, diced apple, chopped pear, etc...or any mix thereof - I prefer the blueberries by themselves.and lots of them
    1 cup Pecan bits
     
    Mix everything together until the flour is fully wet, put into a 9" bread pan that has been liberally Crisco-d, top with a cple of tsps of Demera sugar (eg, Sugar in the Raw).  Bake at 350 for one hour and then let cool for 10-20 mins before getting it out of the pan
     
     
    lots of fruit makes it a bit trickier to cut (i always use a bread knife), but it's good, toasts nicely....and is also heaven with cream cheese on top
     
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/12/25 14:52:13 (permalink)
    This recipe makes the best banana bread that I have ever eaten:
     
    Cook's Illustrated Ultimate Banana Bread
    Be sure to use very ripe, heavily speckled (or even black) bananas in this recipe. This recipe can be made using 5 thawed frozen bananas; since they release a lot of liquid naturally, they can bypass the microwaving in step 2 and go directly into the fine-mesh strainer. Do not use a thawed frozen banana in step 4; it will be too soft to slice. 

    Ingredients: 
    1 3/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon table salt
    6 large very ripe bananas (about 2 1/4 pounds), peeled (see note)
    8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly
    2 large eggs
    3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) packed light brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup walnuts , toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
    2 teaspoons granulated sugar

    Instructions:
    1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in large bowl.

    2. Place 5 bananas in microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap and cut several steam vents in plastic with paring knife. Microwave on high power until bananas are soft and have released liquid, about 5 minutes. Transfer bananas to fine-mesh strainer placed over medium bowl and allow to drain, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes (you should have  1/2 to 3/4 cup liquid).

    3. Transfer liquid to medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat, stir reduced liquid into bananas,and mash with potato masher until fairly smooth. Whisk in butter, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla.

    4. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined with some streaks of flour remaining. Gently fold in walnuts, if using. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Slice remaining banana diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Shingle banana slices on top of either side of loaf, leaving 1 1/2-inch-wide space down center to ensure even rise. Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over loaf.

    5. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 55 to 75 minutes. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 15 minutes, then remove loaf from pan and continue to cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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    Re:Today is National Banana Bread Day! 2012/12/28 00:06:02 (permalink)
    Wow................6 bananas!  May have to try this!
    BTW.to "save up" for my Banana Bread.............I freeze whole bananas peeled as they get old/black outer skin.  Not much good for anyting else except BB or pancakes......but wrok well in both when defrosted
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