Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Banana Bread

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Banana Bread

This recipe is one from Company's  Coming by Jean Pare. However, I do not use the cocoa or walnuts. Go ahead and use them if you prefer or leave both out and add some chocolate chips, I just like it the regular way! I use my Kitchenaid Mixer to mix this up. I love my Kitchenaid Mixer, and love that you can use it for so many things. Although this is another reminder that I need to order a replacement part to allow me to once again shred cheese with it.

Choco Banana Bread


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

3 medium ripe bananas

1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts


You will need: 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, a medium bowl, a mixing spoon, an

electric mixer, measuring spoons, measuring cups, a table fork, a

table knife, oven mitts and a wire rack. 1. Turn the oven on to 350

F. Grease the loaf pan. Combine the butter or margarine, sugar, eggs

and vanilla in the bowl. Beat on med. speed, just until moistened.

2. Mash enough of the bananas with the fork to make 1 cup. Add to

the batter in the bowl along with the milk. Beat on low speed to

blend in. (Eat any leftover bananas) 3. Add the next 5 ingredients.

Beat on low speed until the flour mixture is moistened. 4. Use the

spoon to stir in the walnuts. Turn the bqtter into the loaf pan. Bake

on the center rack in the oven for 50-60 minutes. A wooden toothpick

inserted in the center of the loaf should come out clean and dry.

Use the oven mitts to remove the pan to the wire rack. Let stand for

15 minutes. Cut around the sides with the knife to loosen. Turn the

pan upside down onto the wire rack to remove the loaf. Turn the loaf

right side up. Cool completely. Store the loaf in a plastic bag.

This slices more easily when it is 1 day old. Makes 1 loaf.

Servings: 1 loaf

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