Monday, August 17, 2009

Guest Post..Banana Bread

Hi guys! It's Leslie from The Hungry Housewife.
Miranda is off on vacation for 8 days! Lucky girl huh? She asked me to do a guest post for her so her blog wasn't lonely
I decided to revisit one of my most popular items, My banana bread. It made the food blog rounds a while back and it seemed everyone loved it. I know I do. And everyone always asks for the recipe. So if you haven't tried it before, I urge you to do so!!!

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups ap flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
4 large nasty looking ripe bananas. smooshed up real good
1/3 cup buttermilk
3/4 to 1 cup toasted walnuts
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup blueberries + a handful for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 and use middle rack
Cream together butter and sugar with hand mixer or stand mixer. Add egg one at a time, mixing well in between each addition.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking pwdr and baking soda.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk..(always start and end with the flour..why? I don't know, just cause that's what my mom told me to do!)
Add bananas, vanilla, nuts and coconut and stir until combined. Fold in blueberries.
Lightly grease TWO 8in x 3 3/4in x 2 1/2in pans( I use the Hefty EZ elegance pans)
Pour the batter into both pans evenly. Sprinkle some blueberries on top for a garnish.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the center with only slight crumbs on it.
Try to let it cool before cutting into it..but I can never wait that long before digging in and slathering some butter on it!
To toast the walnuts, just place in large skillet over medium heat and cook until fragrant and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Usually around 5 to 8 minutes.
I use the two smaller pans because I found that if you make one large loaf the bottom tends to burn before the middle is done. And besides 2 loafs is better than one.


  1. Hey, Leslie! That is seriously waaaay more than banana bread.

  2. Oh man, this sounds spectacular! I never would have thought to add blueberries to my nanner bread...but now I will! Sounds amazing...and the coconut....grrrr. Another great guest post :D

  3. This looks completely awesome. If our building elevator weren't out of order, I'd be on my way to the store to pick up the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Delicious ! Thank you very much for sharing. Cheers !

  5. That looks great! I like the addition of coconut.

  6. wow, I'm really loving this banana bread! I love the addition of blueberries too

  7. Mmmm banana bread. I need to give this a try. I usually have bad luck with banana bread but this just looks so delicious!

  8. That looks great - and I love that it doesn't have like a cup of oil in it!!!


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