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Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Breakfast | 0 comments

Nutty Banana Apple bread

Nutty Banana Apple bread

What do you do with overripe banana?

Easy answer,you make a banana bread.That’s what I did.My husband loved it with coffee and our little boy was eating it all day.

I followed the recipe from Food Network Magazine(May 2011).Recipe was meant to be the common recipe which can be customized for different fruits and nuts.So i picked the ingredients which suited my needs.

  • I added wheat germs for health kick.
  • Recipe asked to use only one kind of fruit such as grated  pear, apple, banana, carrot, zucchini.However,i couldn’t help but combine apple and banana together and it tasted just fine.
  • I didn’t glaze the bread,i was lazy.Also i didn’t think my family needed another coating of sugar.Pretty sure they didn’t miss it.Yon can use brown butter,vanilla bean,cream cheese,chocolate based glazes.
  • I preferred yogurt over sour cream and vegetable oil over butter.You can use either.
  • I felt it was tad sweeter for my taste but noone complained(Yeah really,does that happen?).I may experiment with little less sugar next time.
Choices of mix ins:
  • Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pistachios, Dried (Cherries-Cranberries-currants-figs-apricots-pitted dates), rolled oats, chocolate chips, sweetened shredded coconut.
  • Use the combination of the above, making sure not more then 3/4 cup of nuts.If mixing with fruits,chips,coconut,not more then 1-3/4 cups.Big pieces of fruits can be chopped.Nuts can be toasted.[I didn’t]

Nutty Banana Apple bread

Nutty Banana Apple bread

Ingredients

    Fruit mix
  1. 2 ripe banana mashed
  2. 1 Apple grated
  3. 3/4 cup walnuts
  4. Dry mix
  5. 1-1/4 cups flour
  6. 1/4 cup wheat germs
  7. 3/4 cup white sugar
  8. 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1 Teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon each cinnamon,nutmeg.
  12. Whisk
  13. 2 eggs
  14. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  15. 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  16. 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Grease the 9 by 5 inch loaf pan or three 6 by 3 inch mini pans using butter.
  3. Whisk the ingredients listed in it.
  4. Add the fruit mix with whisk ingredients well.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold whisked ingredients gently in dry mix.
  7. Pour it in greased loaf pan.
  8. Bake it for 50-55 mins for standard loaf and 30 to 40 mins for mini loafs.
  9. Cool 30 mins in the pan on a rack.
  10. Then take it out and cool it completely.
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