Yelena’s Banana Bread Thursday!
March 25, 2010 § 1 Comment
This recipe comes from my sister, Yelena, who makes the most amazing banana bread! Its nutty and sweet and just heavenly! This makes a great tea-time accompaniment and is sinfully yummy for breakfast with coffee.
Yelena’s Banana Bread:
As a sweet mid-week treat, I have found banana bread to be quite delectable. It lasts throughout the weekend, and is great to snack on or as dessert. This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser!
To begin, you will need three bowls – small, medium, and large. For the baking part, you’ll need a small (8”x4”) bread pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine the dry ingredients in the large bowl and set aside:
1 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
You will also need:
4-5 semi-brown bananas
1/3 melted (and slightly cooled) butter
1 tsp vanilla
½ – 1 cup chocolate chips
½ – 1 cup chopped walnuts
In the medium bowl, mash up the bananas until they are a thick, soupy consistency; set aside.
In the small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the butter and vanilla.
Once well mixed, add these contents of the small bowl to the bananas in the medium bowl. Mix well.
If desired, add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts – both create great texture in the final product! Mix well.
Finally, combine the wet ingredients (banana and egg mixture) with the dry ingredients in the large bowl.
Pour the final mixture into the greased bread pan. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, testing with a fork in the final minutes for readiness.
Once ready, let cool, and enjoy!