Sunday, April 12, 2009

basic banana bread

As you know, I am always trying to get my carnivore to eat his fruits and veggies. So, often I make a breakfast bread that sneaks in some nutrients. This is a perfect example. The bananas are a great source of potassium and the walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Don't worry. These are the good fats. Research has sown that omega-3s can lower cholesterol, protect the heart, defend against some cancers and help ease symptoms of inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Besides, making this bread is better than tossing those browning bananas!

To make this bread you will need:

3 eggs
1/3 cup of vegetable oil

1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of sugar
2 1/3 cup of pancake mix
3 small brown bananas
1/2 cup of walnuts

Heat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with oil. Co
mbine all of the ingredients above and mix thoroughly. Add the batter to your loaf pan and cook for 50-60 minutes (until golden brown and it passes the toothpick test). Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then loosen it from the pan and turn it onto a cooling rack. (If you are wondering about the one pictured above it is an expandable rack. See my amazon store for more details.) Slice generously and serve while still warm.

menu ideas:
Serve this banana bread with a glass of OJ and a couple of slices of either bacon or "facon" to satisfy both the vegetarian and the meat-eater in your house. It can also make a great afternoon snack.


  1. I stumbled upon your blog from another blog and I love it! My nephew is vegetarian and my brother and sister-in-law are always trying to figure out what to feed him. I will be stalking your blog now..tee hee.

  2. glad to have you! and i will be checking out your site as well.

  3. Can you ever go wrong with banana bread! I love it! Your recipe looks great :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love a good banana bread recipe and this looks fantastic!

  5. Like the pancake mix you just add water too??

  6. no, you just use the pancake mix/bisquick like flour. no water in this recipe. the eggs and oil make is moist.

  7. i love banana because it helped me to get rid of acne

  8. I happened upon this while looking for a recipe without baking soda (out) and am going to try this. Thanks so much!

  9. I used a multi grain pankcake mix and added granola and chocolate chips and it turned out great!! This will be ny turn to recipe for quick breads!!! Love it!!!

  10. Really good banana bread recipe, must try this one!

  11. Yum! Thanks for the great tip, I was given a Gigantic box of pancake mix and since there are 9 brown bananas sitting on my counter...well, I just googled it. Great blog, looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

  12. Are we suppose to add milk?


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