May 11, 2008

Recipe - Banana bread

Banana cake/Muffins

Summary

Today is Mothers day, and my kids wanted to bake something with me for mothers day. We baked Banana bread/Cake/Muffins yesterday, and my husband took photos while we were baking. My kids and husband served this as breakfast with hot tea. It feels wonderful to be pampered. They know me very well that I prefer a healthy snack for my family.


The kids want something that is not very crispy, not very mushy, not too sweet. I want it to be healthy and nourishing. I involve the kids to make something that they will enjoy. One of out favorites is Banana muffins and bread for snack/breakfast. I use the following recipe for cakes, breads and muffins. This particular recipe is egg less so it suits vegetarians well.


Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there!!!!

Ingredients:

For desired results use standard measuring cups and spoons.

  • All purpose flour (part whole wheat is fine) - 3 cups
  • Baking soda - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 2 teaspoons (optional)
  • Ground ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Organic soy flour - 2 heaping tablespoons
  • Organic oil - 3/4 cup
  • Organic vanilla - 2 teaspoons
  • Organic sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups
  • Ripe bananas - 3 1/2 cups (about 3 -4 bananas mashed)
  • Walnuts/Almonds (chopped) - 1 cup (optional)


Preheat

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare three 8 inch round baking pans or one 9 by 13 inch baking pan or a muffin mold and bread baking mold/dish.

Process

Stir in all the below ingredients into a mixing bowl for a flour mixture.

  • All purpose flour (part whole wheat is fine) - 3 cups
  • Baking soda - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 2 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Organic soy flour - 2 heaping tablespoons

On the side melt 1/2 cup organic butter in medium sized pan and add:

  • Organic oil - 3/4 cup
  • Organic vanilla - 2 teaspoons
  • Organic sugar - 1 and 1/4 cups

Mashed bananas and add chopped walnuts/almonds (optional)


Add flour mixture and stir until combined. Grease the pan with butter or oil. Pour into the pan(s).

Baking

Bake for 30-50 minutes (depending on pan size). For muffins, it takes approximately 30 -40minutes To see if the bread/cake is done, gently pierce with a tooth pick into the cake after 40 - 50 minutes. The tooth pick should come clean without any wet cake batter.

Preparation time: 50 minutes - 1 hour

# Servings: 15 muffins and 1 whole bread

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Disclaimer

Some of the recipes presented here are originally inspired by others. Credit is given to the original postings. I have listed recipes here for my own reference as well as pictures are my addition to the whole cooking experience. Enjoy.