Thursday, August 25, 2011

Banana Bread with cinnamon and pumpkin spice

Once I discovered how to make banana bread, I also discovered just how much I love it! It's really quite simple to make, and the end result is so tasty...anytime of the day! 

 To make Banana Bread you will need: 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas (the star of the show)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A dash of Pumpkin Spice -optional- 


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and butter a 9x5x3 loaf pan/dish.
Cream 1 stick room temperature butter and 1 cup granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, as you can see below.
Add 2 eggs one at a time...beat well after each egg. I'll call this the creamed mixture, set this bowl aside for now.

In a small bowl, mash 3 ripe bananas with a fork.
Mix 1 tablespoon milk and 1 teaspoon cinnamon into the bananas.

Until it looks like this...

In a medium bowl: combine 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon baking soda together with a fork.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir with a spoon until combined.

Add the dry ingredients, mix until the flour disappears.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. At this time, I sprinkle pumpkin spice and a little extra cinnamon on top and swirl it into the batter with a butter knife or fork. 
Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes. 

Isn't it beautiful? 
Spread the slices with butter or serve with ice cream!

Made with love 


Chezon06 said...

Yummmm!!! Where's mine ??!!???!!

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