Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Banana Bread Breakfast

Fresh-baked banana bread topped with sliced strawberries and white chocolate strawberry yogurt makes a delightful breakfast. Perfect with a cup of tea!

Banana Bread

I have been making this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book since I was a newlywed -- and a new cook.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 to 3 medium bananas)
1/3 cup shortening, margarine or butter
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

In a large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add mashed bananas; shortening, margarine or butter; and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till blended, then on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining flour; beat till blended. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from the pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).


10 comments:

Allidink said...

Yummm! I am so hungry now lol I love banana bread.

All the best,
Allison

Joanne Kennedy said...

Yum! I love banana bread. All my bananas are still fresh or I would make some bread tomorrow. Yours looks so good. Love how you put the toppings on it.

Hugs,
Joanne

Holly said...

Yum! I just ate dinner and now am hungry again! :D

Anonymous said...

The bread and coverings look so enticing. Yet, I can't figure out where the white chocolate is. What type and brand do you use. I know that can make a difference.
Thanks,
BJ

Love Being a Nonny said...

This looks great! I have a tried and true banana bread recipe that uses buttermilk and coconut too!! I think I am going to try topping it with yogurt and berries! Thanks!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This sounds heavenly!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

That looks delicious! We LOVE banana bread in this house! I hope y'all are having a fun Spring Break! See you tonight. :-)

list mama said...

What a great breakfast! How can you beat banana bread with yogurt and strawberries on top?

Jen
http://www.ListPlanIt.com

Faye said...

MELISSA,THANKS FOR SHARING.I ENJOY YOUR BLOG SO MUCH.HAVE A BLESSED EVENING!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Right now, on my kitchen counter are bananas that need to be used for making bread. Thanks to you, I have a new, great sounding recipe to try. I like the idea of the topping too. Once again, an attractive post!

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