Monday, August 10, 2015

Banana Bread

A quick snack is quintessential in the pantry for feeding kids. We are always in search for healthy and filling snacks. Kids come home hungry after school and it is a good idea to feed them good quality and healthy snack instead of feeding them empty calories. My very good friend makes this delicious banana bread that my kids crave. This banana bread is made with whole wheat flour(that's what makes this bread healthier). Hopefully you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Ingredients
1 cup Brown Sugar 
1 stick (8 tbsp) Unsalted Butter 
Eggs 
Ripe Banana 
1 tbsp Milk 
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 
1 tsp Baking Powder 
1 tsp Baking Soda 
1 tsp Salt 
1/3 cup Walnuts 
2 cups Wheat Flour 
¼ cup Chocolate Chips (optional)

Method
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Butter two bread pans and keep aside. Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. 
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon.
In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until well combined. It will curdle up a bit so don't worry(it has not gone bad), the bread will come out great nevertheless.
Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears. Pour batter equally into prepared pans.
Bake  1 hr to 1 hr. 10 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking time may vary depending on the oven. Rotate the pans half way through baking, changing from front to back. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely and cut into slices.