Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Banana Bread


I am an ardent fan of Bread! I can survive on bread and butter/jam/curry/sugar/ketchup for days together...be it white/wheat/Rye/Sourdough. Omy is not a bread fanatic like me. He loves french bread and peanut butter sandwich but when it comes to a normal toast or tomato sandwich, the task becomes onerous.
Yesterday while browsing along the Dashboard window for latest updates, Preety's banana bread caught my eye. I quickly ran through the ingredients and found them all in my pantry. Normally, I try to adapt, add, subtract, innovate, till I make it my own but this time I mustered up the perfect portions and followed the exact recipe.

The original recipe is called 'World's BEST Banana Bread'.. and for a fact.. it IS!!
Even Omy couldn't resist!!! Neither did he have time to devise a drama nor the patience to  scoop a spoonful peanut butter.
It was moist, feathery and so light.




Here is the recipe from the source.
Only thing I changed was baking soda, I replaced it with 1tbsp baking powder.

The BEST Banana Bread

Butter a non-stick bread pan, then flour well.  (The flour is really important for the bread to “climb” against while baking.  I had not done that before, and it makes a huge difference!)
Combine and mix well the following dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside:

2 cups AP flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup toasted coarsely chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

In another medium bowl, coarsely smash 3 ripe bananas (use a large spoon or spatula and don’t puree – the banana needs to be chunky)

To the bananas, add and combine: (but try not to reduce the banana chunks)

2 large eggs, beaten
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently FOLD until the flour is thoroughly moistened.  Pour into the prepared bread pan and spread the mixture evenly across the top.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree (F) oven for 45-50 minutes. (Mine was out in 25 minutes.. so keep checking).


The whole loaf was over in minutes. Daddy, mommy and Omy had a good time sweeping and licking the litter with our fingers.

Soon after the bread disappeared, the little master got caught up with his wall art!!!
Look at the master at work.... quite comfortable on that chair.. Eh?
Does mommy sound cool? Yeah, as i know how to make wall art disappear too. :D





41 comments:

  1. love the bread... so soft... n ur chottuu is busy scribbling...sweet..

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  2. banana bread looks yummy and scrumptious!..looks like u r getting some free wall art!! :))
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy
    Flavors

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  3. Soft and crumbly texture... Perfectly done bread... Omy looks so busy and sweet...

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  4. I love bread too! this is a lovely sounding recipe, i've never put yoghurt in bread before but i bet it creates a lovely texture!
    Omy is very cute <3

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  5. Soft and delicious bread...Omy is busy with his wall painting ...:) Kids have so much of concentration in their work right???

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  6. Yummy banana bread..looks so tempting...omy seems to b the future artist....he is so creative with the wall art..sweet baby...
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  7. U have a wonderful blog. And including baby milestones and activities is another wonderful thing.
    This blog is different and good.

    1st time visitor. Following u.

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  8. Banana bread looks awesome. So soft and moist. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. wow wonderful clicks....love banana bread....also appreciate the effort put in wall painting by someone der

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  10. Cake looks super spongy and soft..tempting clicks..

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  11. Looks delicious - Rachu - btw, did you get the package yet?

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  12. My all time favourite.love the taste anytime.

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  13. Delicious and perfectly baked..
    Wall art..sitting and concentrating in his work..he is so cute:)

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  14. Banana bread is our favorite too. Looks awesome.

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  15. it came out perfect..when it is gone in minutes..that proves you it is best:)

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  16. Beautiful texture for the bread.Omy baby looks like an artist in making.

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  17. wow...delicious banana bread...loved it...

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  18. very delicious bread !! loved the texture !!

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  19. The texture is quite awesome...Came out very spongy...

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  20. Banana bread is very healthy and yummy.Nice preparation

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  21. Love this bread,looks super delicious

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  22. I’m so inspired to go bake this banana bread after reading your post. Alas, I have everything except bananas! But, sure gonna try this out soon. Looks too good!

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  23. Soft and delicious bread...Omy is busy with his wall painting ...:) Kids have so much of concentration in their work right???

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  24. Wow!!! Omi is too cute while doing art work. He is doing that with full concentration.
    Banana bread looks really soft and moist. Will try this soon.

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  25. After seeing these across the blog world i guess I 'm ready to bake the bread after seeing yours.

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  26. Awesome bread. Omy looks cool to. Reminds me of our wall art artist.

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  27. soft delicious banana bread looks healthy with the walnuts

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  28. Soft moist banana bread,cutie cutie kid :-)

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  29. I simply adore ur Baby Rachu.. Moist cake makes me hungry now !!

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  30. i love bread too :) and the banana bread looks fabulous! btw, how do u make wall art go away.. I would've flipped if i caught my son drawing on the walls :)

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  31. Look at your lil master...how adorable!!!

    flavorful and yummy bread..loved it..

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  32. Soft & fluffy, Delicious bread..busy artist..

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  33. yum ... crumbly banana bread.. love it..
    Bless ur little one :)

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  34. banana bread looks perfect as well as delicious...

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  35. Hi dear,
    There are some awards waiting for you in my blog..pls collect :)

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  36. The banana bread is looking super moist..very well made. Glad to have found your space and happy to be following you.
    I am always dreaded of wall art, thankfully my daughter is old enough now to not do it...but still once a while I do find a birdie or a flower drawn on the wall.

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  37. Thanks for posting this recipe....because nelu hates bananas but loves cake.So i can feed him Banana cake....thats a good idea.

    Resmi Das.

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  38. Tender n absolutely stunning banana bread .Take a pic of what he is sketching on the wall n post it later :) Something very interesting is going on there .

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  39. awesome and delicious bread :)

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