Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Banana Nut Bread, With Dried Cranberries..
Whenever we have bananas in the house that are getting a little past prime eating, I make banana bread! I use a standard recipe for making two 5"X 9" loaves, but do tend to tweak it from batch to batch.. This time, after bread was all mixed, I added chopped walnuts and dried, sweetened cranberries. We prefer these to raisins sometimes, with a brighter, more tart flavor, I season the batter with ground allspice, and ground cardamom- which is a little unusual for me, as I usually go with cinnamon! Both loaves came out well- dense and full of flavor..
Toppings to be spread can be butter, jelly, flavored cream cheeses, even peanut butter! One loaf is gone, as wife took it to work with her to share with co-workers, and the next one will be gone shortly!
The "Brown breads" as I refer to them, taste great when the weather starts turning colder...