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Grammy Cooks Banana Bread

What you need: 

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flax seed meal (ground in the blender)
2 tablespoons corn meal
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup cane juice crystal or sucanat or combination
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

What you do: 

Mix first six ingredients well.Mix next four ingredients well.Mix both together and stir in nuts if you want.
Pour into sprayed loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.
I have tried many banana bread recipes on VegWeb and have yet to taste one as good as my moms. So I got her recipe to share and here it is!
She is the BEST COOK in the world! She can make anything taste good!

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We love this bread, too! It's light and fluffy, and the cornmeal adds a great texture! I use just regular unbleached flour and evaporated cane juice and it's perfect every time. Organic bananas were on sale for $0.39/lb so I made a bunch of loaves and have some in the freezer - I will post back after I thaw one and let you know how they take to freezing. This is our banana bread standard recipe now:) One thing though - I used Rapadura for the sugar last night and I think it changed the texture. It made it kind of gummy, so I am sticking with evaporated cane juice. Thank your Grammy for me!!!


wow, i'm impressed. i've tried banana bread a few times with usually gummy and fairly bland results - this has a great texture and is very yummy. i used regular whole wheat flour, a heaping tsp of allspice, left out the flax as i didn't have any, used fat free soymilk instead of water, and sprinkled the top with cinnamon. the house smells fantastic.


Mine just came out of the oven.  Followed the recipe except used regular whole wheat flour instead of pastry.  Turned out good.  It was light and fluffy like the other comments had stated, but it didn't rise much -not even to the brim of the loaf pan.  Tastes great though.



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