Yeah, I know. I did tons of baking last week for the holidays, but when you have Bananas that look like this, you just gotta do something with them!
My little helpers say "We don care if da bananas iz black Mama. We will still eat dem!
I think the puggies iz...er...um...are plump enough, so I'm baking with the bananas.
OK! I confess! I gave them each a little piece of banana before I mashed the rest up.
The original recipe I have calls for raisins, but I'm out of raisins and wanted to use up an opened bag of dried cranberries and some walnuts, so it's now
Cranana Nut Bread
- 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2-3 large over ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix cracker crumbs, flour sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
Beat eggs, milk, and oil in a medium bowl until well blended.
Stir in Bananas
Add to flour mixture; stir until just blended.
Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
Spoon into a greased 9"x5" loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and allow to cool completely
Yeah, right. Like they'll wait that long..'specially after shoveling snow!
This recipe bakes up such a beautiful tall loaf, and the graham cracker crumbs add such a great aroma and taste! I really hope you'll give it a try!