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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:41 PM
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Okay DU Chef's and Chef-ettes!
Best banana bread recipe?

There are so many online I don't know what's best!

What's yours?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:12 PM
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1. 2 tricks from ATK to put more flavor in your banana bread. :)
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:14 PM
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2. Cool!
Thank you!!! :)

Haven't seen this one!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:35 PM
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3. If you do the shingling thing, people just assume the load tastes good
because it looks so pretty. lol
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 10:17 PM
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4. I have a great one for muffins...
I don't see why it couldn't be banana bread. It was so simply, I've never veered ...

4 ripe bananas, mashed well
3/4 cup sugar
5 and 1/3 Tablespoons of salt free butter, melted
1 egg, beaten with a spoon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1.5 cups of whole wheat King Arthur's flour
1 cup chopped walnuts

Incorporate sugar to mashed bananas (use wooden spoon)
Add in butter very well, then add egg (I mix vanilla with egg)
Sprinkle baking soda over evenly and salt
Very last - incorporate the flour, then nuts

I bake these in cupcake pans without paper around muffin. Use 350 degree oven for about 30 min, or golden
When cooled, run a knife around each mold and pop out. These get frozen, then used for "breakfast". Big hit with my friends!
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 05:19 PM
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7. I've gotta ask, is there some reason it specifies to beat the egg with a spoon
instead of, let's say, a fork? I've never seen that in a recipe before.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 03:27 PM
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5. I'm eating it right now!

Whole wheat banana bread (Sunset magazine, 1970s)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar -- I use slightly less
2 eggs slightly beaten
3 medium banana mashed
1 cup regular flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (undiluted)
chopped nuts if desired

Melt butter and blend in sugar. Mix in beaten eggs and mashed bananas and OJ concentrate. Mix dry ingredients, and stir into wet mixture.

Bake at 325 for an hour or so depending on what kind of pan you use. I often use a large deep dish glass pie plate, and it turns out great. I butter and flour the pan/plate.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 05:06 PM
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6. OK, a tip from my Granny


She was a tea-totaler who -when the doctor advised a shot a day for her health - found uses for
this bottle she kept in the fridge.


When you mash your bananas, add a splash of whiskey and some of the sugar - and let it mellow
while you mix the rest of the bread.

Honest, it adds a depth that surprises...
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:13 PM
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10. I used to substitute dark rum for the vanilla extract in zucchini bread,
for "health" reasons, of course!

Actually, I've found dark rum and whiskey are great substitutes for vanilla extract in most cases and can be mixed with white sugar to substitute for brown sugar in a pinch.
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:43 PM
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8. I have always been a great fan of soured dairy in the recipe
Buttermilk, sour cream, not yet clabbered milk, any of it.

I've been working on this on and off for a couple years. See what you think.

Experimental Banana Bread:

1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Very well drained Apple Sauce
2 Med Eggs
1/4 Cup lowfat Buttermlk
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup lightly mashed Banana (divided)
1 Cup unbleached AP Flour
1 Cup whole grain Pastry Flour (can substitute rye or spelt)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (scant)
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Pecans
additional pecan halves and candied or marachino cherries for decoration

In large bowl cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add liquid ingredients and blend several more seconds. Scrape beaters and switch to a spoon to stir in the first cup of banana. In smaller bowl thoroughly combine dry ingredients. Add the dry to the wet and stir untill just moistened. Add the rest of the banana and the pecans, stir gently to distribute.
Makes one loaf.

(yes, this is other places on the web, yes I originated it)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:53 PM
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9. That looks really good. What does the applesauce do?
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:22 PM
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11. Replaces part of the fat
That is why it needs to be well drained. It should be near the consistency of the room temp butter it displaced.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:34 PM
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12. Cool.
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