Sunday, October 4, 2009
another banana bread
Last week I made banana bread for me and Rachael to sneak into the movies (we ended up not going because she missed her bus, so I went by myself on a different day), and it turned out pretty well. It was different from my usual recipe--Rachael asked suspiciously, 'Does this have any whole-grain flour in it, Mommy?'--but I liked it just as well. It was meant to be entirely pale yellow, but I didn't have quite enough golden flax meal so had to add a little of the regular, dark kind to make up the difference.
Flaxen Banana Bread
makes 2 little loaves, or 1 bigger one
225g all-purpose flour
50g gram flour
80g golden flax meal
1 1/2t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
1/2 grated nutmeg
1T each potato starch, tapioca flour whisked into 1/4C orange juice concentrate
4 small bananas, mashed (about 470 g)
1/2C walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
Heat oven to 350° and grease two 8 1/2"x4 1/2" bread pans or one 9"x5" one.
Whisk first six ingredients together in a medium bowl, and whisk the oil, orange juice mixture, and sugar together in a bigger one. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, then stir in the bananas and walnuts. Pour into your prepared pan(s) and bake for 45-55 minutes.
Let cool in pans ten minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool more thoroughly.