Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Famous Banana Bread!!!

So far, this is the best banana bread recipe I have found. I should definitely thank a special chef from the Food Network though: Giada De Laurentiis!!
Banana Muffins (or Bread depending on the bakeware you use!):

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed  
  1. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl to blend. Beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the banana. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
  3. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake the muffins on the middle rack until the tops are golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out with no crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack and cool slightly. The muffins may be eaten warm or cooled completely and frosted.
There are only a couple of changes I make to this recipe. First - the more cinnamon the better! I actually omit the nutmeg and probably use more than a tablespoon of cinnamon (I never measure). Second - before putting the batter in the oven, I lightly sprinkle the batter with raw sugar crystals (Demerara cane sugar). It is delicious!

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