June 2, 2011

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread

This morning I had 4 very ripe bananas staring at me.  What to do , what to do?  They were too ripe to slice, so I decided to make Banana Nut Bread.  I went to my recipe file and discovered I was missing ingredients for my two favorite Banana Nut Bread recipes.  So, I did what any modern cook would do, I went on the internet to find a recipe that used the ingredients I had.  I found this recipe here, and simply added walnuts.

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana (Nut) Bread

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

• 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
• 1/3 cup melted butter
• 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• Pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 cup chopped walnuts

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour and walnuts last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

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  1. One of my favorite bread. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This is exactly the recipe from my Mom that I always use!!! It's great isn't it?? Love the photo - makes my mouth water.... As a matter of fact, I made one of these just yesterday and there is only one slice left!!

  3. Hi Jan, you make it seem so easy to bake a cake. Next time I have bananas left to ripen, I'll remember your post.


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