Saturday, November 13, 2010

Choc Chip & Walnut Banana Bread

Breakfast: Sat 13-Nov-2010
Firstly, thanks heaps to Anne Leary-Smith for this most yummylicious banana bread!!

This was a superbly scrumptious banana bread... especially nice when its fresh out of the bread machine... after returning from soccer practise with my 3 yr old on a wet spring morning... & feeling rather cold from it... The house smelt awesome too!!  :-)

4 medium large mashed bananas
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup milk
2 1/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

1) Mash bananas & place into the bread pan of the bread maker machine.

2) Put the rest of the ingredients into the provided bread pan of the bread machine in the listed ingredients order.

3) Put to dough setting for approx 5 mins until well mixed (make sure you clean & scrape down sides as machine is mixing)

4) Put to bake only setting & bake until properly cooked. (You may have to increase the time towards the end of the setting, machine will start to beep in the last 5 minutes of the run & this is when you can increase the time of the setting).

Note: You can substitute the choc chips & walnuts for anything, eg. different nuts (raw almonds are really yum!) or sultananas... Also, substitute plain flour & baking powder for self-raising flour if you like & substitute sugar for 1/2 to 3/4 cup honey for a different taste... :-)  Enjoy!

Also, If you do not have a bread machine, you should be able to hand mix the ingredients in a big bowl, then transfer to a loaf tin & bake at approx 180C for about an hour or until cooked. This is approximated as I have not tried baking in an oven instead of the bread machine. Apologies for that... if you do try it, could you please let me know & I can fix up the instructions a little more...  :-)  Thanks!


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