Banana Bread

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Dirty Pyrex, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Between all the homework and studying I always seem to find time every couple weeks to bake. I love baking and one of my favorite things to bake right now is bread. This past Thursday I baked banana bread. This wasn't just any old banana bread though, this bread had toasted coconut flakes. Totally genius idea on Linda's part. It tastes delicious. I used this lovely recipe Banana Bread. I added a few things though: I replaced 3/4 c of flour with whole wheat flour and I added 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/2 c of toasted coconut and 1/2 c walnuts and left out the chocolate chips!


Banana Bread, originally uploaded by jenib320.



Mashed Bananas, originally uploaded by jenib320.

I used bananas that I had frozen for this recipe. A few weeks ago my local grocery store had $1 bags of overripe bananas so I bought two, ate as many as I could and froze the rest. I froze them whole, in their skins. The skins turn brown in the freezer, but the banana inside is fine. Before I left for school Thursday morning I put a bag of the frozen bananas in the refrigerator. They get a little mushy which is kind of gross but also exactly what you need for banana bread! When I was ready to use them I just tore off the top and the banana just slides out. Only a little mashing was needed to separate it. I was happy that I finally got to use my new (old) masher! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Waffles
Sound of: Quiet
Taste of: Strawberry Jam
Sight of: My Quilt
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- Sleeping in
- Watching George tear up his box
- Banana Bread

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