Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
I have a habit of jotting down promising recipes whenever I'm perusing magazines in a waiting room. This one is on an envelope postmarked 1996. The whole wheat flour and banana flavors in this yeast bread really complement one another. I like to make cheese sandwiches with this, or eat with butter and jam. Try french toast with it, too. It's much lower in fat than the typical quick bread banana bread. Prep time is approximate, depending on which alternative you choose.
- 1⁄4 ounce dry yeast (one envelope)
- 1 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon poppy seed (optional)
- Place ingredients into your bread machine in order specified by the manufacturer. Slice the bananas right into the pan with the liquid ingredients.
- Set machine to white bread setting and let 'er rip.
- Check for the consistency of the dough - you may need to add more flour or more liquid, depending on the exact size of your bananas.
- Alternatively, set on dough setting, and after it rises, remove, punch down, put into a greased loaf pan, let rise, covered, in warm spot. Then bake at 350° for about 35 minutes, or until done.
This bread is so soft and tasty! I made it in the bread machine from start to finish on the basic white bread cycle. Although I pulled it out about 15 mins early because the top crust was beginning to get too dark. Next time, I think I'll use the sandwich setting for a lighter crust so it doesn't burn. The banana is subtle, but I don't mind because banana isn't my favorite it's Hubby's. My loaf wasn't dense at all but light as air. I almost felt like I was eating that worthless cheap white bread from the store. I used extra poppy seed and extra vanilla, so it was more like a dessert bread. Looking forward to making this again.
I made this entirely in the bread machine on the regular white bread cycle. It baked up nicely and had a good light texture for a wheat bread. The banana was very subtle, I wish I could have tasted it more. Other than that it was a very nice bread.
I'm not going to rate this as it didn't work for me & it may be because I did it on rapid cycle. When the cycle had finished the bread was still doughy in the middle. I tried to save it by continuing baking in the oven but it didn't work. I got to taste the edge bits that were cooked & it did taste good but it just didn't cook fully for me, I may try this again on a full cycle & reserve my rating until then. Thanks for posting!