Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today is Banana Lovers Day! (no kidding)

Here are a couple of my favorite recipes that call for bananas. Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Yield: 8 servings

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup canola oil
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Two 9- by 5-inch metal loaf pans, lined with parchment or waxed paper, greased.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla, beating well. Add flour mixture, beating just until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread batter in prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until a tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans on racks for 15 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on racks.
Source: Unsure?? I didn't make note of where the recipe came from.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, quartered
2 eggs
2/3 c firmly packed brown sugar
6 t Butter, melted
1 ts vanilla
1 c fresh blueberries

1/4 c granulated sugar
1 ts grated lemon rind
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon on sheet of waxed paper.

3. Beat bananas in large bowl with electric mixer until mashed. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla, beating until blended.

4. Stir in combined dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until almost blended. Stir in blueberries just until combined. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, dividing batter equally.

5. Prepare Topping: Combine sugar and lemon rind in small dish. Sprinkle evenly over muffins.

6. Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack.

Source: Family Circle Magazine


Nikki said...

why is it that bananas taste so good when they are baked into something else?

MarieC said...

Yum! These both sound divine.