(Like) Cook's Country Banana Bread
- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 2,946.2
- Total Fat: 109.3 g
- Cholesterol: 618.6 mg
- Sodium: 2,882.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 526.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 19.9 g
- Protein: 41.8 g
IntroductionThis is very similar to the banana bread featured by Cook's Country tv show. I've left out the recommended walnuts, sugar syrup & extra banana garnish on top. This is very similar to the banana bread featured by Cook's Country tv show. I've left out the recommended walnuts, sugar syrup & extra banana garnish on top.
1¾ cups (8¾ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon table salt
6 large very ripe bananas (about 2¼ pounds), peeled
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 large eggs
¾ cup packed (5¼ ounces) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
You could add chocolate chips, frozen blueberries, dried cranberries, etc. You can also make this lighter by using replacing half of the flour with whole wheat pastry flour, and using 4 tablespoons butter plus 2 tablespoons canola oil instead of 8 tablespoons butter.
2. Place 5 bananas in a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap and cut several steam vents in the plastic with a paring knife. Microwave on high power until the bananas are soft and have released liquid, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bananas to a fine-mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl and allow to drain, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes (you should have ½ to ¾ cups liquid).
3. Transfer the liquid to a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until it’s reduced to ¼ cup, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, stir the reduced liquid into the bananas, and mash with a potato masher until fairly smooth. Whisk in the butter, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla.
4. Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined with some streaks of flour remaining. Gently fold in the walnuts, if using. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Slice the remaining banana diagonally into ¼-inch-thick slices. Shingle the banana slices on top of both sides of the loaf, leaving a 1½-inch-wide space down the center to ensure an even rise. Sprinkle the granulated sugar evenly over loaf.
5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 55 to 75 minutes. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and continue to cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Serving Size: Makes one loaf; 12-15 servings
Number of Servings: 1
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KFOLLETT.