Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Banana Bread

I made banana bread for breakfast this morning.. thought I would take pictures and share the recipe! This is one of our favorites :)

In the Bosch mixer with the cookie paddle attachment combine:

1 cup softened butter
2 1/2 cups sugar

Beat until light and fluffy. Add 4 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl dissolve 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda in 1 cup of sour cream. Add to the butter and egg mixture, beating well again. Add:

3 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix until well combined. Add:
1 1/2 tsp. Real Salt (sea salt)
6 cups freshly ground soft wheat (pastry) flour

Mix well. ~If you want to make this recipe with white all-purpose flour, then only add 3 1/2 cups. When using soft wheat flour, if the flour has just been milled, you will need to use the full 6 cups. This is because flour when freshly milled tends to have a lot of air in it.. as opposed to flour that has had time to sit and deflate! If the flour has been sitting for more than a day, then I would start out with 5 cups, and then if the batter does not seem stiff enough, then add one more cup.~
Divide batter evenly between two greased loaf pans. We normally sprinkle chocolate chips on top of ours! Sprinkle about 1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of each loaf. Use a butter knife to poke the chips slightly down into the batter. Top each with 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. Bread is done when knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!

The battery in the camera died before I could take a picture after it was baked.. :)

Blessings, ~*~Jessica~*~


~Ithilwen~ said...

Dad loves bannana bread. So does Caleb : ) Wow, you make this bread look delicious for those who hate the fruit : )Lol

Anonymous said...

This sounds YUMMMMMMMMY! I need to go get some bananas now!

Thanks for the flour tip! I have been milling for 1.5 months and have so much to learn.

gingerbread stars said...

They look yummy!!! And I so understand about the batteries! Very annoying when the batteries die before I'm done!!!!

Theresa and Jessica said...

Ithilwen~ You don't like bananas!? I have to be in a mood to just eat a banana by itself.. but I love banana smoothies and what-nots :) I have an email for you later too :D

Wheatcakes~ I think our family needs a banana tree in the backyard.. I figured that we buy around 5-6 lbs. of bananas every week!

Gingerbread Stars~ :) Nice to have you stop by!


Emily said...

I just found your blog and love it! Banana bread is so yummy and I am excited to try your recipe! Have a beautiful and blessed day!

Theresa and Jessica said...

Thank you Emily! It's nice to have you here :)


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