January 15, 2010

...for whole wheat lovers

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?)

happy baking!


  1. mmmmmmmmm, bread!

    i love bread...isn't it great how an over-ripe banana can be re-purposed into something so delicious??!?! ah, the chemistry of cooking! =-)

  2. That looks so good...I am going to try this exact receipe this weekend...Ill let you know how it turns out...thanks for the sweet message on my blog i get really excited when I see you left me one..

  3. That looks delicious! I can't wait to make some of my own. You are the BEST Chrissy! I am so glad we were able to go and see you and the family yesterday! We just LOVE you and your darling family! Thanks for sharing this recipe...YUM!

  4. ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS....kiddlies will LOVE that!! May deplete the "healthiness" of it though!!

    It sounds delish and looks so yummy! the picture made me drool!!!! i may have to attempt this...i haven't been successful in the very times i have attempted bread making!

    love you so much!

  5. This sounds yummy, Chrissy! I'm forever left with brown bananas and forever making banana bread. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for stopping in to my blog and commenting on my apron anxiety! I, too, am glad to hear I'm not the only one running behind! I'm in DJ's class. Looking forward to meeting you in person!

  6. wow I have been wanting to try making Banana bread... thanks for the recipe.

  7. yum yum yum!!! you know i love to eat. looks so good. can't wait for feb. lov u.



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