How can you make bread out of bananas?Well Felix, this recipe is for you! This recipe has been kicking around the family for years. It is a clipping from some long forgotten newspaper. The newsprint is yellowing under the tape and plastic protecting it on the recipe index card.
Can't even imagine it.
Banana Nut Bread
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups ripe banana, mashed (about 3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cream margarine and sugar together.
Add eggs, beat well.
Peel bananas, mash well in a bowl.
Sift dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt)
Add to egg mixture alternately with banana, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in nuts.
Scape batter into 9x5 inch loaf pan well-greased.
Bake 50-60 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out of the center clean.
Remove to rack to cool.
For the flour, I substitute my "enriched" flour which in this case is a combination of 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1/4 cup corn meal.
For the nuts, I usually substitute chocolate chips. Yes, the same kind that is used for cookies. If you really like chocolate, you can be more generous than called for (1/2 cup).