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07-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Humbly submitted for your approval. My banana bread recipe for your consideration.

Banana Bread


1 cup light brown sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter room temperature
3 large brown eggs
5 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1 - 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
cup chunky cinnamon or original chunky applesauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Allspice
teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Confectioner's sugar to dust the top

Preheat the oven to 310 degrees F.
( This temp. setting is for a Pampered Chef stonewear bundt cake pan. You will, of course, have to adjust the temp according to how your oven bakes. I have a gas fired oven that tends to run a little hotter than the desired setting ) :tu

Cream the light brown sugar and unsalted butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the brown eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
Mix into the bananas the condensed milk, vanilla extract, applesauce, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and add the walnuts.
Stir until combined.
Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Coat a bundt cake pan liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool to and remove from bundt pan as soon as it is safe. Allow to cool to room temperature. Top with confectioner's sugar and serve.

07-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Thanks for posting the recipe. Going to have to give it a try next time I make banana bread, everything about the ingredients list & procedure says it should be a winner.

07-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Man, that looks tasty. I can't have wheat, but I can play around with some gluten free flours until I find the right combo. I love banana bread.

Thanks for putting this one up! :tu

07-15-2012, 10:05 AM
What happens if you omit applesauce?

07-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Sounds great -- I will have to give it a try!

07-15-2012, 10:57 AM
What happens if you omit applesauce?

The bread will be just a smidgen less moist. But you probably would not miss it.