Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's A Good Thing...

Is there anything more delicious than the smell of banana nut bread baking ?
The aroma completely fills the house, and tantalizes the sense of smell.
As "Martha" would say..."It's A Good Thing".

Banana Nut Bread

1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 mashed ripe bananas
1/4 c softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 T buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Make the Banana Bread

The best banana bread is made with very ripe bananas that are easily mashed.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour a 9x5" loaf pan.
Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the bananas, eggs, vanilla and milk to the sugar mixture.
Add pecan pieces.

Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
Bake at 350° for about an 45- 55 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

~ Bon Appetit


Sharon Rose said...

Well, the smell of that fresh bread just sent me into a moment of needing to go to the kitchen for a midnight snack!

Unknown said...

OMG, I could actually smell it baking. Yummmmm.

Flat Creek Farm said...

That IS a good thing :) I love the smell of banana nut bread. I freeze ripe bananas for breads and smoothies. Mmmm! Thanks for the recipe! -tammy

Anonymous said...

yummm, i looooove banana nut bread! my mom makes a mean choc. banana nut bread. i'll have to try yours! thanks for sharing!

Sunny said...

I was trying to figure out why my keyboard was wet then I realized that I was drooling!
Yummy post!
Sunny :)

Andora said...

I love fresh baked bread,especially on cool days..I can almost smell it,yours looks so good,puts me in the mood to bake some now..take care..

Michelle said...

I just copied this recipe down, I think I'll make it today. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I just copied this recipe down, I think I'll make it today. Thanks for sharing.

DJan said...

I think I just gained a pound by reading this post. Sure looks good, smells good, tastes even better, I'll bet!

Patsy said...

I need all the inspiration I can get. You did inspire me to bake. I can just smell it now.
Have a fun day

Anonymous said...

I LOVE banana bread. Thanks for the recipe. That's a great up-close picture of the bread! I can almost smell it.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Jo, AND--as you know, the riper the bananas, the more flavor they provide.... I love banana bread. I also love pumpkin bread in the fall... YUM!!!!

Thanks... You've made me hungry.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh yum, oh yum, oh yum. I can smell it now. . . wish I had some bananas over-ripening!

Linda Jennings said...

Oh, yum!! The "boys" in my family love banana bread. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

DeniseinVA said...

That looks like a super recipe Jo, I could do with a slice right now. All I need is the buttermilk, think I will be popping up to the grocery in the morning :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for a timely reminder of what I can do with my two over ripe banana's behind me here!

donna baker said...

Jo, let me tell you the only thing better than banana bread. When I was staying at The Del recently, they had taken a banana bread and put in into large muffin tins filled with pecans and caramel. They called them banana caramel sticky buns and they were just to die for. I am planning to try and replicate them.

Gloria said...

I am absolutely loving your posts . . every one a gem! I'm off into the kitchen right now . . I have a few over ripe bananas and guess what I'm going to do with them!!!

2 Dogs said...

I love banana bread. It's so yummy in my tummy!

Thomas said...

Nothing better than warm banana bread straight out of the oven and a tall glass of cold milk. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!