Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Meal

I love to share great recipes that have been shared with me. This recipe comes from a coworker. What I really like about her recipe is that unlike a lot of fruit breads it's not super sweet, yet is still moist and delicious. A perfect blend.

Rose's Rockin'Banana Bread (makes 2 loaves)

5 very ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup butter
3 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Puree bananas. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the eggs to the creamed butter mixture and mix until well blended. Add the banana puree to your mixture. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour to your banana mixture, Then add baking powder, spices and the vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add the remaining flour and mix well. Add raisin now if desired. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Divide the mixture evenly between the two pans. Bake in oven for approximately 50 mins ( a fork inserted in the middle should come out clean). Let stand for approximately 15 mins. then remove from pans. Cool completely, store in airtight container for storage.