Sunday, September 20, 2009

crack banana bread

This doesn't taste like the "normal" banana bread, but mmmm its good. I had a piece for breakfast and just had a slice for a midnight (okay 1am) snack :)

Here is the original recipe on allrecipes (aptly named) best ever banana bread.

Here's how I made it ;) of course I changed it, I read the reviews and they sounded like good changes to me.

Best Ever Banana Bread

2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of cinnamon (maybe 1/4 tsp)
poured some vanilla in (1/4-1/2 tsp)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating.
Blend together the eggs, buttermilk, apple sauce and bananas.
Sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to banana mixture and stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well.
Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

I made it with just a whisk and spatula, didn't even bust out the mixer ;) yum. It's good. And mine did take that long to bake, its a moist bread.


  1. Hey, neat blog! So you say this doesn't taste like normal banana bread... how is it different?

  2. my regular banana bread is a lot more basic and therefore you mostly just get a "banana" flavor and its more dry. This is a denser almost "cakelike" banana bread. The brown sugar and buttermilk (and applesauce) give it a sweeter flavor I really like. It's pretty filling, just one piece and I'm good for breakfast. I tried it because the cupcakes I made used buttermilk and I had some leftover in the fridge.