Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Banana Bread!

In the never ending quest to use up extremely ripe bananas, I found another recipe for banana bread. So this one is now my absolute favorite. but there are millions more recipes out there, and tons more over ripe bananas in my future I'm sure. So I keep looking, and keep trying. If I buy less bananas, there's never enough. If I buy more, they rot. We've loved banana bread, a hundred different ways! With rum, no rum, with nuts, no nuts, oil, no oil. This one is different. No oil, but melted butter. and brown sugar! So good.

The recipe comes from Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters. I read cookbooks like novels and spent all morning looking through books to try something new with those bananas that were ripening by the minute. Somehow I always fall back to banana bread. I'm glad I pulled this one from the shelf. The recipe says to have it with butter and orange marmalade, but toasted with some ice cream would work better for me! A lot better!

Banana Bread

Source: Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters
Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts

Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan with a strip of parchment and coat the pan and the liner with cooking spray. (I used butter!)

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.

Cream butter and both sugars in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add egg and bananas and combine. Add sifted dry ingredients. Fold in nuts.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until loaf comes out clean. Cool on rack. Store covered with paper towel and wax paper at room temperature.


  1. Carol, that DOES look like a great banana bread recipe.

    I love banana bread. My favorite was my grandmother's. Of course, she made it without a recipe and I've never had one quite as good.

  2. I love banana bread too! Does the nutmeg give it a more spiced flavor? It sure sounds good.

  3. Nothing better than a nice warm slice of banana bread with butter - will have to try this recipe..sounds interesting!

  4. You are the banana bread queen in my eyes :) Great sounding recipe!

  5. It is so funny you try all different recipes..and even though I made 50 in May, I still don't remember the recipe I always use! I must have banana block..
    Looks good, Carol..

  6. I love banana bread! My mom had a favorite recipe that I love, but always open to try new ones. That book looks great..will have go take a peek at Amazon. I am like you, nothing like a good cookbook especially one that has stories like I'm sure this one does. How do you like it in general?

  7. I love banana bread and here in Hawaii banana bread is made more French than any other place I have lived. I am from Hawaii and the best banana bread I have had to date was my great grandmothers recipe. None have compared to it and do not require any extra spice.......the secret? Sour milk. Everyone that has tried it has begged for the recipe. I have even been offered money for the recipe. Yes, it's that good. Recipes without the sour milk taste as if they are missing something. They just did it better back in the day........

    1. I'm sure the sour milk would add great flavor. Sounds delicious.


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