You think I'm lying? Go ahead, try that banana and nuts bread recipe and tell me about it. I don't like to brag but, every time I bake one, it is gone within 3 days. But before you start, you gotta know that to make the perfect loaf, you need to choose and prepare your ingredients with love! Make sure you put all dairy products on the counter few hours before baking: you want them to be room temperature. For the bananas, the blackest the better. I always freeze and de-freeze mines, it makes that little extra juice in the mix and it's just what it needs. I do not sift my flour (I should but I guess I'm lazy), but I do level it and this is not to skip. So I think you are now ready to bake!
Get all of your ingredients ready hours in advance. For the nuts, it is totally up to you if you want to put some on and in, just on or not at all. I usually put a bunch of chopped pecans on top and some in the bread to add that little crunch. Walnuts and pecans would be the best nuts to add to this recipe.
Lazy lady pro tip: use the smaller bowl to put dry ingredients, so you only have to use one big bowl really (just wipe the flour off the small bowl.. shhh). Mix your egg and sugar in the big one, then add the rest of the ingredients in that same bowl.
Your mix should look like this. I always put milk last just in case the consistency isn't right so I can easily adjust it. This is the part where you want to add the nuts in your mixture.
Grease a pan with butter or oil, put nuts on top if desired and cook for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when sticked in the middle of the loaf. Make sure you place the pan on a low rack in your oven.
2 Cups flour
1 Tsp. baking soda
1/4 Tsp. salt
1 Cup light brown sugar
1/4 Cup vegetable or olive oil
1/4 Cup margarine
1 Tbsp. milk
1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
3 Bananas, mashed
1/2 Cup chopped nuts (Optional)
1. In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Mix egg, sugar, margarine and oil and stir until well combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well. The mixture will be thick and dry. Add milk, vanilla
and mashed bananas and stir until incorporated.
4. Mix in nuts and pour into a greased loaf pan.
5. Bake at 325°F for approximatively 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when sticked in
the middle of the loaf. Check regularly.