Thursday, September 13, 2012

Banana Bread!


I found this recipe @ : bread



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • egg
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter or margarine. Beat the egg slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture with the bananas. Mix in sifted ingredients until just combined. Stir in milk and nuts. Spread batter into one greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until top is brown and cracks along the top.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 265 | Total Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 18mg

It was good warm after baking...but waiting the next day, after its been in the fridge for a bit - WHOA-Big difference! So I'd recommend this cold, if you were thinking of trying :]

The recipie I originaly found called for 3 bananas, but banans tend to disappear pretty fast in our house! It made it even harder to have (over) ripe bananas to get ripe :p
I think I'm usually the banana hog, I'm  usually making my shakes and freezing the overnight.

This would be my first loaf of banana bread... I try to not bake much from scratch, especially breads. The only revision I did to the original recipe  was changing regular all purpose flour to whole wheat. I would like to find a recipe with less sugar ( or a natural sweetener?) and butter (margarine)... there must be some substitutes. I'll be looking for another recipe soon, maybe get some walnuts instead of crushed peanuts ( oh yeah, that was the other revision!).

haha I couldn't help myself...

The Holidays are approaching, Rosh Hashanah will be starting this Sunday- and soon after  many more on their way....ahh!!!
That Turkey's got some prime real estate in our fridge! It took a while to make all that room :] SUCCESSES!!
I just asked my mom is she'd mind me finding a more WW friendly way to bake the turkey this year. She is all on board, now I just have to look for one :] !!!

 A few things more from the last post...
1)A little off topic, Just got back from picking up a new script from the Dr. some new birth control that hopefully agree with my body.

2)The birth control MAY not have been what was making my heart race this past week. I ended up making a trip to the cardiologist to talk about my recent issues. Thank goodness my parents have a good relationship with the Dr. I was  able to make a last minute appointment.

He listened to my heart, heard my story, asked me some questions, took a few test (one I took this afternoon, will hear back tomorrow morning) and told me it could be arrhythmia. The arrhythmia could be genetic, but that isn't exactly easy information to come by atm since I was adopted.
Since my heart was not acting up while I was in the office, I was told to listen to my heart rate when it does happen and keep an eye on the numbers.

Other than that, he told me to keep exercising and eating well. In the men time I'll be waiting on those tests  and keep an eye on everything.

Good night!

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