Sunday, September 2, 2007

Banana Pudding Bread

This is great alternative to banana nut bread and not only tastes great, it smells super yummy too! If you love banana pudding, you will love this too!

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
30 vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts, divided

Beat butter in mixer at medium speed till creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time; beating after each one. Combine flour and next three ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana and milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix at low speed after each addition. Stir in 3/4 cup walnuts. Spoon batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes- 1 hour or till a toothpick comes out clean- loosely covering with foil after 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

TIP OF THE DAY: When you have bananas that are overly ripe- instead of throwing them away, peel them and place them in a freezer bag and freeze them. When you get the urge to make banana bread or a banana cake, just take a bag out of the freezer and let it thaw in refrigerator!

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Monkey Bread