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Banana Bread

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Category: Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 1 3/4 c Sifted unbleached flour
  • 2 3/4 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/3 c Shortening
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Or 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c Chopped pecans or walnuts,
  • -optional


You can turn a yeast bread into a vegetable bread (or fruit bread) simply
by taking 1 cup of vegetable puree or fruit puree and substituting it for a
cup of the flour in a basic sweet bread or white bread recipe. (If it's a
watery puree, you might have to add additional flour, or try using it as a
substitute for some of the oil or liquid instead.) You could try this as a
basis for a quickbread - it's the best banana bread I've ever tasted:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Beat shortening in mixer until creamy. Add sugar and eggs, continue beating
at medium speed one minute. Add bananas to egg mixture. Mix until blended.
Add flour mixture, beating at low speed only until blended. Turn into
buttered loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center
of loaf comes out clean.

Note: I've had success with this recipe using half brown and half
granulated white sugar, also with using 1/2 c strained yogurt in place of
the eggs. For a little spice, I add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp mace and 1/4
tsp nutmeg and sift them in with the flour mixture. Use 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups
of pumpkin puree instead of the banana and put in 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie
spice, and you should end up with a nice, moist pumpkin bread.

* The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627. Posted by FAYLEN


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