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May 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 188

Banana bread recipe is a well-loved breakfast because of its delicious taste and great nutritional value. The following quick banana bread recipe is not only easy to prepare but will vanish quickly from the serving plate.

Items needed:

- Flour - 2 1/2 cups

- Regular sugar - 1/2 cup

- Light brown sugar - 1/2 cup

- Baking powder - 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon

- Salt - 1 teaspoon

- Cinnamon - 1/8 teaspoon

- Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup

- Vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons

- Milk - 1/3 cup

- Egg - 1

- Vanilla - 2 teaspoons

- Medium-sized ripe bananas - 3

- Chopped pecans - 1 cup

- Frozen blueberries - 2 cups

Method:

- Preheat the oven to 350F.

- Grease an 8-inch bread loaf pan and set aside.

- In a mixing bowl, take the ripe bananas and mash them using a fork.

- Add the egg, oil, white sugar and brown sugar to the bananas and use an electric blender at high speed to mix all the ingredients for about 30 seconds.

- Add the milk and blend for 10 seconds more.

- Add the shredded coconut and mix all the ingredients.

- In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.

- Add the flour mix to the banana mix and stir to mix all the ingredients well.

- Add in the chopped pecans.

- Fold the frozen blueberries in the mix. Don't let the blueberries defrost.

- Pour the batter in the greased baking pan.

- Bake in the preheated oven for about 55 to 60 minutes until the bread is firm on top and springy to touch.

- Remove the bread loaf pan from the oven and cool for 15 minutes before taking the bread out of the pan.

- Cool the bread on a wire rack.

- Wrap tightly in plastic film and refrigerate for a day. Use the bread the next day.

- Cut in slices to serve.

Here are two delicious frosting recipes that you can use on the banana bread.

White Icing

Items needed:

- Milk - 1 cup

- Flour - 5 tablespoons

- Vanilla - 1 teaspoon

- Soft butter - 1 cup

- Granulated sugar - 1 cup

Method:

- Whisk the milk and flour in a bowl over low heat until the mixture thickens.

- Remove from the heat and cool completely.

- In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.

- Add the flour and milk mix to the butter mix and whip to get a smooth fluffy icing.

Banana Butter Icing

Items needed:

- Softened butter - 1/4 cup

- Mashed bananas - 1/2 cup

- Lemon juice - 1/2 teaspoon

- Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon

- Confectioner's sugar - 3 1/4 cups

Method:

- Cream the butter, lemon juice, mashed bananas and vanilla extract in a bowl until fluffy.

- Slowly add the confectioner's sugar to the mix and beat well to get a smooth frosting.

- Spread on the bread and enjoy!

About the author:

Anukriti has a unique perspective on bread and bread recipe's. Anukriti's keen eye for 'cause and effect' allows her to substitute local ingredients and techniques in traditional bread recipe's.

Her Quick Banana Bread Recipe is Anukriti's latest amazing offering.

More of Anukriti's unique recipe's can be found on Bread Recipe Secrets.

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