What do you do when you have those ripened bananas getting
ugly in your kitchen counter?
You mash them and bake banana bread.
What can be better than that? To add some nutmeg, pecans and
raisins to the dough, of course!
Then, you’ll have a not so sweet full of
flavor bread, with contrasting textures that everybody will love!
Try it and I promise you will never put in the trash a
Here is the recipe that I found it in Breads, a cooking book that I
bought when I was 19. Since then, I have been baking it.
Banana bread with
pecans and raisins | Ingredients for one 8 ½ by – 4 ½ - inch
2 cups of all-purpose flour
8 tbsp. of unsalted butter
½ tsp. of freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 large, ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup of raisins tossed with 1 tsp. of flour
½ cup of coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350˚. Cover a 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf
pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter
and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat the mixture thoroughly. Add
the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and mix well. Add the bananas and
vanilla extract and mix well. Fold the pecans and raisins into the batter and mix well. Pour
the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour or until a skewer
inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
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