Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread 
ala Delacruz Family's taste buds..

1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sour cream
2 tbsp. shredded carrots
1/8 spear of zucchini, chopped fine
2 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup nuts ( preferred is walnuts )
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter. Add sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.  Mash bananas. Add sour cream.  Add flour, sugar and the mashed bananas last for optimum flavor.  If desired, add another banana.  Bake at 325 F for 35 minutes or longer until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the banana bread.  Do not overbake.  It is baked when the toothpick comes clean and slightly brown on top.  

This recipe is so much improved by adding veggies...
Variations of this recipe can be made by adding chocolate chips.  Or for another occasion, raspberries and orange zest with mediterranean greek style yogurt ( three tablespoons ).  For another occasion, add strawberries.  Experiment with your seasonal fruits, and experiment with the sugar levels as it will vary in taste depending on the acidity or sweetness of the fruits. 


Leny said...

My banana bread turned out perfect, Prosy! I added raspberries and walnut and orange zest. Didn't put zucchini and carrot in this one but I plan to make another one soon. It took a little longer than 35min but it could be my oven. Husband loved it and almost finished the entire loaf! Thanks a lot!

Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz, J.D. said...

I am very happy it turned out well for you, Leny! This is my hubby's favorite. He hints me to bake by buying overripe bananas. When I ignore them, he keeps pointing out that the bananas are overripe...He is so funny, he wants to indirectly communicate.

And after baking the bread, the winner recipe was the raspberries with orange zest, the loaf pan was empty by the next day! I know that he loved it when the pan is empty!

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