Friday, November 21, 2008

Banana Bread a la Jenna

Several weeks ago, I pulled some bananas out of the freezer...I wanted banana bread! Why? Well, I saw a recipe on Jenna's site. This bread turned out great...and it's whole wheat to boot! What else do I expect from Jenna? She's finishing up her internship for culinary school...baking to be specific! This ended up cooking perfectly...something I've had trouble with in my apartment oven. So, pull out some bananas and whip up this healthy banana bread...Thanks, Jenna! Whole Wheat Banana Bread - adapted from Jenna

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2/3 cup yogurt, vanilla
2 very very ripe bananas
1/2 cup nuts, optional - I had no nuts!

1. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, mash the bananas and add the brown sugar, yogurt and egg. Mix well. In a larger bowl, SIFT the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold together—-do NOT overmix! Pour batter into prepared nonstick (or greased) loaf pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes in the loaf pan then release and cool 10 more minutes before slicing.


Red Dirt Mummy said...

YUM! This looks fab - it has been added to my 'must make' list.

jesse said...

Wow, that looks both nourishing and yummy to boot!

Darius T. Williams said...

I probably wouldn't be able to wait the 10 minutes before eating it - lol...looks great! I bet this would good sliced, buttered and grilled or toasted with a bananas foster topping and some rum flavored whipped cream - mmmmm!


Peabody said...

Banana bread is always healthy because it has fruit. ;)
Glad you found a recipe you like.

Katrina said...

I just craved banana bread the other day, too. But I whipped mine up into muffins--they're ready so much faster! ;)
I love a banana recipe that uses whole wheat and yogurt! My muffin recipe is similar.

Brilynn said...

I made this last week and I'll be making it again tomorrow, it turned out great! Of course, I added chocolate chips...