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Sunday, March 22, 2009

'nana nut


I eat a banana everyday, it is part of a diet plan that I adhere to for a healthy heart and since I eat so much of everything else so often I feel the banana does help. What doesnt count in my banana ritual is when I make something out of the banana, like bananas foster or in this case a banana nut bread. Somehow in my warped way I have determined that the banana has to be eaten straight from the peel in order for it to have its healing properties. Silly, I know.



Believe it or not this is the first time I have ever made banana nut bread and it is so good when it is fresh and hot and slathered in sweet creamery butter.

Banana Nut Bread
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 soft, ripe bananas, mashed
Cream sugar and butter; add eggs, flour, soda, bananas, and chopped nuts. Pour banana bread batter into 1 greased and floured loaf pan; bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This banana nut bread recipe makes 1 loaf.

33 comments:

Joy said...

I've made banana bread so many times I can almost make it without a recipe. The reason is that I feel the same way you do about eating a banana every day (from the peel). Sometimes I get too many or don't eat them daily, so I have to use them or throw them away. Your banana bread looks good (of course).

snugs said...

What in the world is going on? Doggy is voluntarily posting a recipe? The bread looks wonderful but I don't like bananas or banana bread- no offense intended to your banana- they just make me burb, however I love cucumbers and they don't do that to me :)

Jenn said...

This looks very yummy. I like banana nut bread. I've actually been looking for a simple recipe. I may just have to try this.

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE to bake with bananas.. my favorite involves adding chocolate chips, of course. Now, Id like some after seeing this picture!

doggybloggy said...

joy: lets see 2 cups of flour 2 eggs a cup of sugar and a half cup of butter - thats pretty much it..

snugs: the recipe is so simple thats why....

jenn: recipes dont get to much easier than this one

donna: I almost added coconut and choco chips....

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, a recipe! Excellent!

buffalodick said...

We must use darn near the same recipe..

TavoLini said...

looking good!

I like it with chocolate chips, too. I feel the same way about eating some fruit every day. I eat vegetables without thinking of it, but with fruit I have to remind myself.

Stacey Snacks said...

Don't tell anyone, but bananas are my kryptonite.
Now you know.

doggybloggy said...

5 star: I broke down and posted instructions - I do that sometimes

buff: I cant see how it can be much different

tavolini: its like drinking water in the winter - the effort has to be there

stacey: they make you weak?

Harmony said...

I love banana nut bread...sometimes I like to smear on some cocoa hazlenut spread (Nutella) over the top of the loaf.

Marjie said...

Try it with sour cream in the recipe. I think I've posted it somewhere. I could live on banana bread, and, of course, you've seen the photos of my case of bananas on top of the fridge after the food deliveries! My mother in law adheres to the banana a day rule, even though she doesn't like them, and she's a nurse, so you're on to something healthwise.

Micky-T said...

[hot bannana nut bread]
Yeah!!!!!!!

Mo Diva said...

Hey for a minute there I thought that was Amish Bread. Did you ever make your starter bag?

doggybloggy said...

harmony: nutella sounds perfect

marjie: you know I totally though of you when I was making this - I have some amish friendship bread starter I would like to send your way...

micky-t: you got that right!

mo: I need to make that - soon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I made banana nut bread muffins yesterday too!

Bina said...

I LOVE Banana Nut bread. And you are right, it is so freaking good fresh out of the oven, but my problem is, I eat WAY too much when I make it.

The Duo Dishes said...

You're still getting your vitamins and minerals from the fruit this way. At least we think so!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I feel so dumb. I have never put butter on it. Doh.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Looks so good ... especially the slice slathered in butter. Heavenly!

Dawn said...

I always keep an extra loaf in the freezer for company.
did someone say bananas make them burp? how weird, never heard that.
next time you make this add in some toasted coconut (not plain, but toasted).

doggybloggy said...

TBD: its a banana craze!

bina: just tell yourself its good for you - I think it is

duo: I'll go with that....

real: what? I put butter on butter

diva: seconds after the photo it oozed into the hot bread

dawn: toasted coconut sounds so perfect - I want to make a loaf now with coconut and dang it I am going to...

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this looks like such a nice, simple banana bread- I love it!

zlamushka said...

I have never made nana nut bread, looks fab. oh, what a breakfast plate, i can smell it right now. melted butter.-- yummieeeeeeeee where you at, doggybloggy?

Sophie said...

Yum yum yum,....Your banana bread looks stunning!!!

Belle said...

I'm making this today. I love banana loaf and we always have loads of bananas in our fruit bowl. Between you and Buff I really don't need to think much. Everytime I visit - I get great ideas.

Hornsfan said...

Wow - I can't believe you've never made banana bread before, it's so tasty and such an easy way to use up ripening bananas....this looks great!

doggybloggy said...

healthy: way too simple really

sophie: I took dawns suggestion and made two more with toasted coconut

belle: food blogs are functional....LOL

hornsfan: I usually peel and freeze them since we are smoothie addicts around here...

Maggie said...

Yum! I don't think I'd want to eat a uncooked banana every day but I love banana bread. I like it hot, spread with cream cheese.

Beth said...

oh dog....ya baby. this is good. and the pic with all the butter? DAMN!!! good stuff.

Damn your dog eats good! ;)

Creative Mish said...

I made a fabulous banana bread last weekend that had cream cheese and Brown sugar and cinnamon in the mixture. It was delish!

Tanya Kristine said...

mmm. i love banana nut bread.

Jennifer said...

I just made this and it was delicious!

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