Monday, March 23, 2009

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In other news, I hope you have been having a wonderful weekend! I spent a lot of time with family and friends and then made a midnight banana bread! In the midst of studying (I am taking a review course for the LSATS to get into Law school) I was talking about saving the waay overripe bananas for a while, and suddenly it seemed time! We ate hot Banana bread at 2 in the morning ala carte topped with a shaving of vanilla ice cream FUN!

Here is my recipe. This is my healthy Banana bread using whole wheat flour and less sugar. If you want a more rich version, substitute in white flour and double the sugar. Chocolate chips are also a lovely addition if you like. This recipe is also banana heavy to get your fruit intake of the day, you can divide it in half for a more cake like consistency, although i find more bananas, much tastier!

7 or 8 Ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 Cup Whole wheat Flour (a light brown color)
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped
A pinch of salt
4 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tsp Baking soda

Mash the bananas and add in the melted butter, sugar and salt. A mixer is not needed in this recipe, but i would recomment a masher, like the ones used for mashing potatoes (handheld) Slowly add in the flour while mashing all the while. Add in vanilla, soda and salt, by sprinkling evenly over the the mixture and continue to mash.

Use butter to gently grease a 4" X 8" loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Be sure to check on it after 20 minutes and then near the last 10 minutes. To check done-ness, insert a knife into the center of the bread, when it comes out almost clean, its ready!!

SERVE: sliced hot, with shavings of natural Vanilla Ice cream. The sugar in the Ice cream is perfect and you can control how much of it you are eating!

Perfect springtime snack, and a great way to get the kids eating some fruits!

Feel free to post your own favorite spring recipes in the comments section of todays posting!!


1 comment:

geneveve said...

in the spring time, i love to make bbq burgers. Its not quite outdoor grill time, but it so tasty! Just add bbq sauce, onions and salt and pepper into ground meat, mix together, form patties and then fry stove top along with more onions and bbq sauce. Put the cooked onion mix on top of the burger and last, add peppery cheese. cover it with a lid so the cheese melts and serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato and condiments of choice. YUM!

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