Angie’s Best Banana Bread: Snack of Rinkrats and Champions

Never waste over-ripe bananas again. These are perfectly ready for baking.

Never waste over-ripe bananas again. These are perfectly ready for baking.

Ripe bananas are easy to mash with a fork.

Ripe bananas are easy to mash with a fork.

Last winter, a hockey pal gave me a loaf of banana bread as a thank you for being a welcoming presence around the rink and in our adult Learn to Play hockey class:

Women's ice hockey team, Stateline White, after their last game of the 2012 season.

That’s Angie: Back row, 2nd from the right.

It was delicious! Angie kindly gave me her original recipe, which I tweaked to get in a little more whole wheat & fiber. Plus, I added nuts. Lots of nuts.

Pecans & Walnuts add welcome protein to this yummy quick bread.

Pecans & Walnuts add welcome protein to this yummy quick bread.

Finely chopped pecans and/or walnuts lend a toothsome texture to banana bread.

Finely chopped pecans and/or walnuts lend a toothsome texture to banana bread.

Now, when I need a healthy, yummy snack to go with my post-skate chocolate milk, I reach for a slice of this banana nut bread and am grateful for rink-buddies & the chance to play the best game on Earth.

Loaves are fully cooked when golden brown & slightly cracked on top.

Loaves are fully cooked when golden brown & slightly cracked on top.

Angie's Best Banana Bread

  • Servings: 2 Loaves
  • Time: 1hr 10mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C Canola oil
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 C ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 2/3 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 C)
  • up to 2 C chopped nuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Grease & flour 2 loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, oil & vanilla.

3. In a 2nd bowl, combine dry ingredients.

4. Add dry to wet ingredients & mix well. Fold in bananas & optional nuts.

5. Pour into prepared pans & bake 60-70 minutes.

6. Remove from oven when fully baked in the center. Cool 5 minutes then remove from pans & allow to cool fully on wire rack.

Fresh loaves of banana nut bread cooling on a rack.

Fresh loaves of banana nut bread cooling on a rack.

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