Recipe of the Week – Banana Bread

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I got this recipe from my old place of work, where mini-banana(nanana) loaves were baked every week, and given away almost  daily. I amended it from using 2 cups all-purpose flour, to using 1 1/2 cups bread flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat. I like whole wheat in banana bread, because it makes it a little more hearty, and I feel healthier eating it. I switched to bread flour because it kept the loaf from becoming as dense. But if all you have is all-purpose flour, it works just fine.

Miss April’s Banana Bread

1 c. sugar
1/2 c butter/margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 c bread flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3 large bananas
1/2 c. nuts (optional, and I never use nuts)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and bananas. Add in dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts, if using. Pour into a greased bread pan; bake for 50-60 minutes.

(I have a teeny-tiny apartment oven, and my bread doesn’t cook all the way through the center unless I cook it longer than that… but I don’t know if its just my oven or not.)

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About Rachel

Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

5 responses »

  1. Rachel, have you tried using whole wheat pastry flour? It works really well in quick bread and muffin recipes, giving it a little more heartiness but not the weight of whole wheat flour.

  2. I just thought i’d share a funny story. I was reading your blog on my lunch break and thought the recipe looked good. And i went to print it out, not realizing that i still had it on “25 copies” from something i had just printed for the class… so now i have 25 copies of your recipe. I guess its good to have an extra in case i misplace one..lol

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