Monday, December 12, 2011

Banana Walnut Loaf

I love baking with bananas and am always on the lookout for a good recipe to try out. I baked muffins, cupcakes and cakes with this fruit but have yet to make a banana bread.

I tried out this recipe a few weeks back when my parents were in town paying me a visit. As uaual with all my posted recipes, the amount of sugar has been reduced from the original recipe. I used extremely ripe local bananas called "Pisang Emas" (golden bananas) which very flavourful and sweet. The Banana Bread turned out extremely good, moist and with lots of texture.

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Banana loaf 5


Banana Nut Bread
Recipe adapted from "Marthastewart.com"
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Ingredients:

113g unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup of white sugar (already reduced from original recipe)
1/3 cup of brown sugar (already reduced from original recipe)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cups chopped toasted walnuts
1/3 cup chocolate chips, preferably dark chocolate

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and then line with parchment paper.

2) Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Leave aside.

3) Beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffly, about 4 minutes.

4) Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Then add the vanilla extract.

5) Add in the dry ingredients in 2 separate additions and combine. Do not overmix.

6) Then slowly add in the sour cream and bananas and give it a gentle stir. Pour batter into pan and bake for about 45 - 60 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack. You can serve this slightly warm or at room temperature. This loaf keeps extremely well due to the bananas and sour cream.

Banana loaf 3


Banana loaf 2


Banana loaf 4

12 comments:

Ribbon Clown said...

wow.. I fell in love with the photos..and I want a slice of that bread please.. ;)

Sherleen.T said...

so soft and moist, love it! ^^

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Nice photos Jo! I have much to learn from you to use my EOS! The banana bread looks really good....cut me two slices pls! :D

Jo said...

Hi BB,thanks. I believe your new camera is a Canon. It is really easy to use. I only started taking my own photos a year ago. Previously my late hubs took all my photos. I use only a prime lens and for this particular post I was testing my newly acquired 2nd hand 100mm f2.8 lens. I must say that I am quite pleased with this new acquisition. I highly recommend that you get a prime lens (50mm) for your food shots cause your photos will come out nicer than your kit lens.

Angie's Recipes said...

Ain't banana and walnut just great together!

edith said...

Agree with Angie. This combination is superb.

Simply Tia said...

This loaf looks and sounds amazing. I would gobble this entire thing up! YUM!

Baker Street said...

Banana Bread is like comfort food! The recipe sounds perfect!

Anh said...

what a lovely combination! I love banana bread

Emily said...

I want that crimpled pan!

Your banana bread looks awesome!

Sue Bridges said...

Oh delish, it looks really good in the picture, I am sure it tastes fantastic. :)

tigerfish said...

This is such a wholesome loaf of bread.

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