Thursday, December 15, 2011

Go Bananas...

{Flour Bakery}

There are always a lot of bananas at our house for smoothie making... But this week, I either bought too many or we didn't eat enough fruits and veggies? 

Over-ripe bananas aren't a bad thing though... They make the most delicious treat to have with morning coffee!

This afternoon, I tried a new recipe for banana bread, and I have to say it turned out great! Accolades go to Flour Bakery in Boston!

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (make sure you toast the walnuts!)

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. 

Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Enjoy! 

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