Moist Banana-Nut Loaf
When Christmas is approaching, it's time to think about stuff to feed
your drop-in guests. Here is a delicious banana loaf recipe I found online
and modified slightly:
(Makes 2 loaves)
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2½ cups flour
- ¾ cups vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup of soured milk (Add a couple of drops of vinegar to regular milk)
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (I put them through my mini-food chopper for a minute)
- 4 over-ripe bananas (The skins should be blackened all over)
(Preparation: 15 Minutes. Cooking: 60 - 75 minutes)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C)
- Peel and mash bananas until they are quite liquid. Set aside. (If
they are not quite ripe enough to liquify, zap them in the microwave
for a minute.)
- In large mixing bowl, add baking soda to soured milk. It may foam up.
- Add vanilla, salt, eggs, and vegetable oil to milk. Mix well with
spoon, spatula, or knife.
- Add sugar and flour, mix well with knife or spatula.
- Add mashed bananas, mix well with knife or spatula.
- Stir in chopped walnuts.
- Pour mixture into two greased loaf pans.
- Cook in 350 deg oven for 60 - 75 mins (until a toothpick comes out clean.)
- Allow to cool for 15 mins before turning out of pan, then allow loaves to
cool completely on a rack.
(If you used foil pans, you can leave them in the pans, cover them
with foil, put into freezer bags, and freeze for later!)
- Serve cooled slices spread with butter or margarine. Plain is great, too.
I had had a yen for a banana-nut loaf for a while. A store-bought one was tasteless. I came across a super-easy recipe on line, but they had left somehing out, because it was a tasteless gooey mess. Then I found the original of this one and adapted it slightly. Enjoy!
Contributed by Ted