Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Best Banana Bread

Isn't it so true that "necessity is the mother of invention"? That's been the case with me as I've started to change my diet to become sugar free six days a week. I've literally been on a rampage to convert a lot of the recipes that I love to eat to be sugar free so that I can still enjoy them. It's been a lot of fun. Today I'm sharing with you a recipe that I've made and loved for a long time, and just recently converted to be sugar free.

This recipe comes from a good friend and roommate of mine in college. She made this ALL the time and every time I make it, it reminds me of that happy time and how good it tasted to us. She called it "Best Banana Bread" and it really is. I've been making it whole grain for several years now, and really, why not? The whole grains found in it make it so delicious and flavorful, not to mention making it healthier. I love it. And I hope you enjoy it too.

Best Banana Bread
Printable Recipe

*Makes 2 Loaves

2-1/4 Cups Whole Grain Flour (I use Wonder Flour)
1 tsp. baking powder 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/8 tsp. salt 
½ Cup butter 
1-1/4 Cups sugar (I use 3/4 Cup honey)
¾ Cup sour milk (3/4 Cup milk with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar) 
2 beaten eggs 
3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

Preheat oven to 350 F. In medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Set aside. In another medium bowl, blend the butter, sugar (or honey) and milk, until creamy. Add the beaten eggs and banana pulp and stir until thoroughly mixed in. Then add the combined dry ingredients and stir until just barely combined. Dollop the batter into 2 greased and floured bread loaf pans. Bake in the center of the oven 45-50 min. Do not overcook. The bread is done when a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Cool before slicing. 

Recipe Source: Adapted from a recipe given to me by my friend Lavinia

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Julia Gibson said...

This sounds wonderful! Printing this one out to try! Hopped over from the Tasty Tuesday hop at 33 Shades of Green.


Jennym said...

Mmm mom and I will definitely be tryin this one! ;)

Judy@Savoring Today said...

Banana bread is a staple of winter baking, so comforting, especially when shared with friends. This recipe looks so moist and fluffy. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love recipes that have happy memories attached to them, and this Banana Bread looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing it at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Harper Mel said...

I will be trying this recipe for Banana Bread.

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