Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cooking Light Banana Bread...

 21 ripe bananas in the freezer and I want banana bread!!  Life is crazy and the only thing that always makes me feel good is baking. I don’t care if I am not some master chef or something but I do prefer my items to come out how I like ha-ha.. Either way I just enjoy it so much.  I have had this Cooking Light Magazine laying around just waiting to make the breads within it!!  The October 2010 issue, like all others, it awesome, I love this magazine for many reasons and right now it is for the 4 banana bread recipes with in it! So I start with the first of the four and follow with the rest :D..
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, I truly think that these recipes will be my go to for banana bread!  Super Yummy!!

Basic Banana Bread:
1 ½ c mashed ripe banana
1/3 c plain fat-free yogurt
5 Tbsp butter, melted
2 lg eggs
½ c granulated sugar
½ c packed brown sugar
6.75 oz all purpose flour (about 1 1/2c)
¼ c ground flaxseed
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
Cooking spray
1/3 c powdered sugar
1 ½ tsp 1% low-fat milk

1.       Preheat oven to 350.
2.       Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed.  Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until combined.
3.       Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice).  Add flour mixture to banana mixture, beat just until blended.
4.       Pour batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. 
5.       Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack.  Remove bread from pan; cool completely. Combine powdered sugar and milk. Stirring until smooth; drizzle over bread. 

Great basic banana bread!! I made mini loaves, yielded 3 of them.  I even frozen them with the glaze on them and they seemed to thaw just fine!
Oh and I have awesome cute pictures cause my Sister in Law.. Ashley played photographer.. she rocks!


Angel said...

I think you are much like a master chef. I still have a ways to go. Banana bread is definitely good comfort food.

SweetDesigns said...

You are too sweet!! I am proud of what I do regardless of my title lol :D