Friday, September 10, 2010

Mel’s Banana Nut Bread (revisited)

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Seeing these on my counter always means one thing: banana nut bread must be made.

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Remember these? They did not disappoint! Just look at those sunshiny yolks… Girls, you make mama proud. 

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Around here, I mill my own flour. I can’t recommend it to you more highly.

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This is my recipe for banana nut bread. I did change it up some this time - I can’t seem to help myself. I almost always change a recipe in some way, usually because I have different ingredients on hand. This time I had an extra banana, so I threw in 4 bananas. And I had an extra egg, so in went 3 eggs. I also love changing up the flours. This time I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of spelt flour. I must say, it turned out soooo good! Even better than the original version. Spelt is one of my favorite flours. It seems to make baked goods more tender, light, and moist. Who would argue with those results?

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Mmmm…. it smells good.

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And it tastes good, too!

11 comments:

Berit said...

Gorgeous! Also, I love you loaf pans! ;)

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

My family loves banana bread! But we rarely have bananas go that ripe....I guess I should buy them ripened. Looks yummy on the fall morning!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Melissa you've done it now. I don't have any bananas but I have some apples and I've been thinking a lot about apple muffins and apple cake. Now that you've made my mouth water I just have to make something today and since it's going to be 93 with a 30% chance of storms it seems the perfect day to stay inside and bake something. I'm sure my hubby will like that! I'm going to check out your Banana Bread recipe too...it looks delicious! Have a wonderful weekend...Maura :)

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Berit, thanks! I found them on sale for $6.99 each at TJ Maxx... and they're stoneware! I simply adore that store.

Diane, I always try to buy extra bananas, but we have that problem around here as well. This bread is worth hiding a few!

Maura, hope you enjoy your day of baking! You have a wonderful weekend, too.

Sue said...

mmmm, I want some.

Rhetta @ On Raspberry Hill said...

Our grandson couldn't get enough of your banana bread when he visited. He was sad to hear, 'All gone.' I also love your loaf pans. Mine are so utilitarian...sigh.

MAYBELLINE said...

If only you could grow the bananas. Have any squash? Your eggs look great. Way to go girls!

Ann said...

I hope this is the third time lucky Melissa, I keep getting an error message, wonder what Google are up to!

Your banana bread looks delicious, especially with your own flour and eggs, glad the hens have started to lay, even if it was under the henhouse.

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Sue, come on over!

Rhetta, this is a kid favorite here, too. It doesn't take long for it to vanish.

Maybelline, I LOVE pumpking bread/muffins and to enjoy them often. I made pumpkin muffins last week as a matter of fact. But, bananas and pineapple, for as long as I can buy them, will always be in my diet. : )

Ann, Blogger can be so frustrating! I hate when that happens. I appreciate you persevering. And we are so happy to have fresh eggs!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Melissa!
I just wanted to stop by and say hello and tell you that I miss seeing your posts. I hope all is well with you and your family and you are enjoying some cooler fall weather. This is my favorite time of year...finally we can open the windows..when it's not windy and blowing dust in from the dirt road that is. I hope your neck is doing ok...my hubby has had two back surgeries from breaking his back many years ago and he is always in pain but has learned to cope with it. I do hope your neck doesn't bother you like that. Anyway...I just wanted you to know that I miss you and I hope you are ok and just really busy enjoying your farm. Take good care of yourself.
Maura :)

Will and Mary Frances Stanford said...

Melissa! I have been missing you! I am definitely going to be trying this recipe soon! Hope that ya'll are having a wonderful Fall. I am loving the lower temps around here!

-Mary Frances