Saturday, July 23, 2005

Banana Nut Bread

This recipe for banana bread was given to me by my friend Nancy who got it from her friend Daphne. It is by far my very favourite banana bread. The ratio of bran to flour is quite high and it is the reason why I like it so much. I like to fell the bran when I eat it. I do love both the flavour and the texture of this bread.

It is specially good when the bananas are very ripe, as they impart their full taste and aroma to the bread. I usually roast the walnuts a little to enhance their flavour, prior to adding them to the batter. You can eat it with butter as befits any bread, but I like it as is, with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Banana Nut Bread

1/4 cup butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup bran
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and stir in bran. Add mashed bananas, water and vanilla. Stir in nuts. Mix together flour and baking powder and add to previous mixture. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 50 minutes.


Clare Eats said...

Looks great Ana!

Dawna said...

Mmm, banana bread and Earl Grey tea! Sounds just about perfect at ten in the morning... Sadly, one of my household cannot eat bran-enriched products, so I'll have to stick to my regular banana bread, but this does sound right up my alley. Maybe I can make some just for me, and hide it in the freezer... ;)