Monday, June 20, 2016

Blueberry Banana Walnut Bread

We had some blueberries...and bananas...and walnuts, so we found this recipe. It didn't have walnuts, but we added then because walnuts are always awesome in banana bread!
It turned out very good and sweet. The only thing that might be worth changing is keeping it in the oven a little bit less.
Here's the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/blueberry-banana-bread-recipe.html


Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed to yield about 3/4 cup of mashed banana
1 cup (about 4 ounces) fresh blueberries
1 cup walnuts

Directions:

1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Butter and flour a 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
4. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in the bananas and blueberries.
5. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
7. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
8. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove the loaf from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours.

What we liked:

Very yummy! Good variation on a banana bread, with a simple addition of blueberries!

What we didn't like:

Cooked a little too long

What Kaspian thought about it:

There were too many other good things to eat to distract him :) 

Next time:

Cook for less time