Saturday, November 15, 2008

Recipe: Banana Bread Plus

Whether it was the loss of Tad, or the cooling weather, I've been craving comfort food lately. This morning I made a banana bread with a few extras:

2 C. Flour
1 C. Chopped nuts (walnut, pecan, almond)
1/2 C. Cacao Nibs
1/2 C. Crushed Coffee BeansBold1/2 C. Sugar
3/4 t. Baking Soda
Big pinch, Salt
3-4 Brown Bananas
1/3 C. Plain Yogurt
2 Eggs
3/4 Stick Butter, melted
1 T. Vanilla

Oven to 350F. Grease & flour loaf pan or line with parchment.

Put nuts in a bowl, then into the microwave and zap until you smell them (about 2 minutes). Kerry Beal from eG taught me that method of toasting and it works great.

Whisk the flour, sugar, soda, salt, nuts, nibs and coffee together. Combine the bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla. Pour the liquids into the solids and fold until just combined. Pour into your loaf pan and bake around 55 minutes or until done. I topped mine with a crumb because I couldn't leave well enough alone.

Enjoy warm with a hot tea and a loved one.


Manggy said...

Amped-up comfort food indeed Rob :) I wish I'd known that toasting trick before.. I'm intrigued that the sugar is tossed with the flour and not the butter!

Gfron1 said...

For a quick bread, I don't think the order is all that important. And in fact, I've tossed everything in one bowl at one time and had it come out just the same as all the other times before.