Monday, January 12, 2009

Banana Bread for Noble Monkeys from Chef Maki

Start with 5 or 6 of these:Use one of these:

End up with this:

Seriously, here's the recipe for this very yummy banana bread. (And I am not even that fond of banana bread!) The gang scarfed this one down in no time flat.

Noble Monkey Banana Bread

In a mixing bowl, beat:

  • 1 stick Softened butter
  • 5 to 6 Really ripe bananas
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Dark brown sugar (don't pack the sugar when measuring)

Mix these together in 4 cup measuring cup (pictured above)

  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup White flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Use a wooden spoon to gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Then the batter goes into an 11 inch round baking dish. (Mine is Pampered Chef stoneware.) Sprinkle the top liberally with sliced almonds. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

p.s. I got the brown sugar idea from I had never done banana bread with brown sugar before and I think that is what makes the difference. Anyway, check there for other recipe ideas.

p.p.s. Find two more food blog carnivals here & here.


Grammy Staffy said...

I am always looking for ways to use whole wheat flour...and this sounds delicious. Thanks

Happpy New Year

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love banana bread! I'm hosting "Tasty Tuesday" tomorrow and I would love to have you bring this by! We use bananas that are small and come off our trees. They taste a little like a strawberry! :-)

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I'm so happy you decided to join us for our first Tasty Tuesday! I should post a photo of our bananas because we have a bunch that's just abot ripe. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just made banana bread on Saturday and my family just loved it. I used this same recipe, only with 3 bananas because that's all we had, but then added the following:

1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinammon
2 Tbl ground flaxseed
2+ C fresh blueberries

It came out so yummy, I'm making it again this weekend.

I've been experimenting with making cinnamon raisin bread in my bread machine and haven't quite found the right mix, so any tips would be so very much appreciated!
from Jennifer V.

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Blueberries? Sounds yummy. I love blueberries. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Found you through Forever Wherever. This sounds great!

shopannies said...

thanks so much for the recipe it sounds great. Now i know what to do with those bananas they always have on great sales at the grocery store

BarbaraLee said...

I had a ton of bananas in the freezer last week and made 4 loaves of bread and a double batch of bars this morning. I can smell the bake now. Yummy.
I like going to along w/taste of home. So many ideas.