Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Recipe of the Week

I've been trying to cut down on our food waste lately.
Cleaning out the fridge is always an eye opener,
so after the last time I vowed that I would try not
to be such a waster.

So today when I saw that our bananas were beginning to spoil,
I immediately thought of banana bread.
This ended up working out on 2 parts, I got to use
the bananas and the small amount of walnuts that was leftover.

Here's to the beginning of a less wasteful kitchen!

Banana Nut Bread

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
1/3cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 or 3 mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
chopped walnuts (as much or as little as you like)

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar into a large bowl.

Add in the eggs, bananas, vanilla, and softened butter.
Mix until just combined, then stir in walnuts.
Transfer mix to the greased loaf pan and bake
for 40-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

After baking turn out loaf from pan
and let cool completely.
-or- slice it while it's warm and
slather it in butter...for a slightly
unhealthy (but sooo delicious) snack.

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