i think it's the most fascinating thing that even when the kids don't eat all the bananas and they go brown in the basket and look very undesirable....you can still make something wonderful and yummy out of them.
i try to do all my baking with whole wheat flour. warm. straight from the grinder. i also end up with a large amount of uneaten bananas at the end of the week. i hadn't been able to find a recipe that i could use with 100% whole wheat that didn't dry up and fall into a heap of crumbs on the cutting board.
until a super good friend and wonderful healthy baker brought me a loaf of her banana bread and it was moist and soft and delicious. (kid approved too!) i'm all about sharing so here ya go!
dar's amazingly moist whole wheat banana bread
* 1 stick of butter
* 1 cup of sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup mashed banana
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 4 Tbsp. sour cream
(fun hint..you can mix 1 tsp. vinegar in 1/4 cup milk & let stand for a few minutes and it works perfectly)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
mix sugar & butter. add eggs, bananas, vanilla & sour cream. mix well. add flour, salt & baking soda together then add to mixture.
(you could add dates, nuts, etc...but then that voids the kid approval in my house so i don't)
bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min.
(how do people get that little degree circle on their keypad?)