Courtney and Jaren and my niece Emma and my nephew Wyett came over for dinner last night and I wanted to send them home with some food so I made several batches of quick bread yesterday after church. I made my much loved “Blue Ribbon Zucchini Bread” and also this new banana bread which is dreamy! It comes from a blog called “Heidi Bakes” and seriously, it is really good, that little ribbon of goodness there takes it up a notch from regular banana bread.
3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons buttermilk or milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out, wasn’t sure if the kids would want them or not)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Preheat oven to 325 and grease 1 regular size loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans.
2 Mix bananas, oil, egg, vanilla, sugar and buttermilk until combined completely.
3 Add in flour, baking soda, salt and half the walnuts and stir until combined.
4 Prepare struesel by combining sugar and cinnamon.
5 Pour half the batter into the pan, sprinkle with struesel, pour remaining batter over struesel then top with remaining walnuts, pressing them slightly into the batter.
6 Bake 45 – 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
7 Cool 15 – 20 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Here’s an inside look at that ribbon of goodness: