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Favorite Banana Bread 
 
Dec. 12, 2010 6:22 am 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2010 10:34 am
Sweet quick breads are a great way to make sweet treats for the holidays. They are easily made ahead and frozen. I wrap mine well and keep in the cold garage. When I had a screened in porch I kept them in a cooler out there. I usually cut mine in half at least. I like to put out trays of a variety of flavors when I have guests over for a meal or even when it's just light refreshments. I alternate slices of different colors, usually pumpkin, chocolate and banana.

Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 cup stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 over ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in oatmeal. In a large bowl cream margarine and brown sugar. Stir in bananas then eggs until well blended. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into a well greased  9X5X3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350F for one hour or until testing done. Poke a toothpick into center of loaf and if it comes out clean or just with just a couple of crumbs sticking to it, the loaf is done. Cool in pan on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Remove from pan to rack to finish cooling before wrapping for storage.

I always use stick margarine for this recipe so the flavor of the bananas is predominant. Butter could be substituted for the margarine.

FRUIT CAKE THEY WILL EAT

Prepare your favorite pound cake recipe or use a pound cake mix. Stir in 1 cup of halved red and green candied cherries to the batter before baking. OR use 1 cup chopped candied fruit mix.
 
Comments
Dec. 12, 2010 10:25 pm
I love quick breads, love them for breakfast! My favorite is fruitcake at this time of the year. I will try your suggestion with the pound cake. Happy Holidays!
 
CJ 
Dec. 13, 2010 4:43 am
Forgot to add that 1/2 cup of chopped nuts works for the pound cake fruit cake. Happy Baking!
 
Mrs. C 
Dec. 31, 2010 10:34 am
Catching up on my blog readubg, CJ! I love banana bread, and your basic recipe is similar to mine. I replace applesause for margerine, and I am using splenda now. I also add 1/2 cup orange juice and another 1/2 cup each of flour and oats. The citrus reacts with the baking soda! It makes a nice textured bread. I now live in a place where putting things in the garage will help "keep" foods without using frige space! Thanks for reminding me! Happy New Year!
 
 
 
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CJ

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Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
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About Me
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
 
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