Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Sunday Recipe

What's better than waking up on a Sunday morning than having fresh, warm, banana bread waiting for you?

Unsalted butter, for coating pan 
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan (I used whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon fine salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 
2 large eggs 
1 1/4 cups sugar 
1/2 cup grapeseed oil 
1 1/2 cup coarsely mashed very ripe bananas (3 large) 
2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped
1/3 cups of brown sugar- used later

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5x 3-inch loaf pan, then dust with flour to coat lightly. Tap the pan to remove any excess flour. Sift the 1 2/3 cups of flour with the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a bowl.
Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl (about 8 minutes). Gradually blend in the oil. Beat in the bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Then, using a spoon or spatula, fold the dry ingredients and walnuts into the batter.
Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
Sprinkle the top with the brown sugar, giving an even coverage. (I usually mix in some cinnamon too)
Bake until golden brown on top and a tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Transfer the pan to a rack and cool the bread for 15 minutes. Turn the bread out and set right side up on the rack. Serve the bread warm or at room temperature.

I will eat this daily for a week or two! Just warm, put some butter on it and go!



  1. Yum yum yum this looks delicious! I haven't had banana bread in a long while, so will for sure be making this weekend :) Have a great week Tiffany!