Prep 8 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe is from "Better Homes and Gardens,Best Bread Machine recipes". I have made a LOT of bread, and this is at the top #1 spot on my list. And surprise! Its even better cold! I used ocean spray craisens in place of blueberries,They are cranberries that are cherry flavored. I also substituted 1/4 cup wheat gluten, and 1/4 cup milled flax seed for some of the flour, and used 2 Tablespoons sugar and the rest was splenda.I had some frozen banana so I used that. . (Those are my personal changes, to make it a little healthier.) For 2 pound loaf, your machine must hold 10 cups or more. This is for a 2 pound loaf of bread. Servings are a guess, since I had to list something. This loaf rises nice and high, so its a big sized loaf. Time is a guess as it doesn't take but minutes to throw it in the machine, and I didn't pay attention to the machine time, so the time is a guess .
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk (I found I needed just a dab more)
- 2⁄3 cup mashed banana
- 1 egg
- 4 teaspoons margarine or 4 teaspoons butter
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (I used about 2 T. sugar, and the rest was splenda)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 1⁄2 cup dried blueberries or 1⁄2 cup dried tart cherry, snipped
- Follow the directions given with your own personal bread machine for adding ingredients.
Wanting to try a quick, sweet bread for my bread machine found this recipe; since I had some ripe bananas and frozen blueberries from the garden decided to give it a try. So glad I did and so proud that I'm one of the first to find this gem. I followed the recipe but used frozen (defrosted) blueberries and baked all the way in the bread machine. So easy, with just a hint of flavor from the banana and blueberries. Not overly sweet, we'll be using this one again.
This is a really good basic bread recipe. You can change it up for additional flavor. I have added lemon zest and poppy seeds too which was really good. I will be using this recipe again.
Good enough, but if I make this again, I'm putting in more sugar. It came out kind of sour. (I also used frozen blueberries.) It's still good, but I expected something a bit sweeter.