Sunday, July 3, 2011

Banana Blueberry Bread

So I am still on the look out for the perfect, yet easy banana bread.  I have tried banana bread #1 and banana bread #2.  Neither one of those were as delicious as my go to recipe but that doesn't mean I wasn't still trying to find the perfect one.  Here is my 3rd try at an alternative to my usual "go to" banana bread.  The recipe is from The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook by Erin Chase.  According to this recipe, the cost is about $3.30 for 2 loaves of bread.  This is great, I loved this recipe.  Since it made 2 loaves, I was able to "flip" this into a blueberry breakfast bake.

3 cups all purpose white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, beat together the eggs, sugars, oil, vanilla, milk, and the mashed bananas until well combined.  Mix in the flour mixture until a smooth batter forms.  Gently fold in the blueberries by hand.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans.  Bake the loaves in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centers of the loaves comes out clean.  Let cool on a wire rack before serving. 

Makes 2 loaves

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