Banana Nut Bread
This recipe comes from a co-worker of mine at my last job, Jessica. She too loves to bake and would often bring in delicious goodies for us to try. Everyone loved it when she was in the mood, to bake that is! :)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp oil
3/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 very ripe bananas)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, milk, egg and mashed bananas. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold the banana mixture into dry ingredients and chopped walnuts just until combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Do not over mix. You do not want the batter smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield a tough, rubbery bread.
To ripen bananas quickly, put them into a paper bag and fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in 2 days.
If the toothpick doesn't come out clean, bake for an additional 5 minutes and check again.