|From May 2011|
I thought you might.
Morgan's Almond Orange Banana Bread
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
4 brown, mashed bananas
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp almond extract
1-2 tsp orange extract*
1/2 tsp salt**
1 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour***
Preheat Oven to 350
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and bananas together. Mix very well.
Add extracts, soda and salt, Mix lightly.
Add flour. Mix well.
Grease a large loaf pan, bake 1 hour (ish).
*Add half a cup of chopped almonds.
*Replace the orange extract with 1/2 cup orange juice, but if you do, you MIGHT have to add a bit more flour.
1 tsp of orange extract gives the bread the tiniest hint of tang, and two packs a bit more punch. Do what feels right.
** If you used salted butter then leave out the 1/2 tsp of salt.
***Don't be freaked out by the whole wheat flour. It adds a bit of girth to an otherwise not so healthy "bread." If you're too terrified, you can use 2 cups of white, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wheat. TRY IT before you judge, all righty?
And P.S. this is fantastic hot, but it's even better the next morning. Mmmm.
Let me know how it goes!