Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Three Banana Bread

My Nanny makes amazing banana loaves, and her apartment is just a ten minute walk away from our place, which means I can easily head over Sundays for a slice with tea. But with three bananas sitting on our counter last Tuesday, I thought I would finally attempt one of my own.

I typed 'banana bread, three bananas' into Google last Tuesday evening, and this Food Network recipe popped up. Although it didn't list any additions like walnuts or chocolate, I figured I would give this one a try and add them on my own.

It turned out really well - a nice chewy crust, a crumbly perimeter, and a moist interior with lots of cinnamon, Valrhona Manjari, and toasted walnuts . Pretty satisfactory for my first banana loaf and a good excuse to leave the bananas on the counter for a few extra days.

You can find the recipe from Food Network here. As mentioned above, I added chocolate and walnuts, but I didn't really measure them out. I'm guessing it was about 1/3 cup of each, but this loaf seems pretty forgiving, no matter how many 'extras' you wish to add.


erika said...

Looks delicious! I have a freezer full of brown bananas that I should use up - I will have to try this recipe.

Chris said...

I second Erikia's thoughts. Looks Delicious! And congrats on taking the plunge into banana bread. So many variations ahead of you.