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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Strawberry Banana Bread

I always feel so virtuous when I make banana bread.  I'm saving those close-to-rotten bananas from being wasted! Imagine how awesome I felt when I also rescued some slightly sad strawberries by adding them to a batch of banana bread!  When I tried this little experiment I had no idea how delicious it would turn out to be.  This was really good.  Another one of those accidental foods that I would make again on purpose.  Give this a try some time.

Strawberry Banana Bread

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 eggs
3 or 4 mashed over ripe bananas
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 quart strawberries, coarsely chopped

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease the bottoms of two 8 1/2 inch loaf pans.
  • Cream together the sugar and butter.  Stir in the eggs until well blended.  Stir in the bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat the mixture until it's smooth.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt gently just until the mixture is moistened.  Carefully stir in the nuts and strawberries by hand. Pour into the loaf pans.
  • Bake about 1 hour, then cool 10 minutes before removing from the pans.

1 comment:

Material Mary said...

This bread looks like eye candy. Yummy!!