Friday, February 12, 2010

Banana Bran Bread

My 2nd daughter loves to make this bread especially for Eid. She always throws some chocolate chips into the mix. My friend tried it out and now wants the recipe. Its a Margo Oliver recipe from the Weekend Magazine Cook Book. Enjoy some nice fresh bread this winter.

Banana Bran Bread

1 1/2 cups sifted all- purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup shortening (I always use butter!)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup bran flakes (cereal)
1 1/2 cups well-mashed ripe banana (about 3 large)
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
2 tbsp. water
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 x3 inch loaf pan.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda,salt and nutmeg on to waxed paper.
Cream shortening (butter) and sugar together. Add egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in bran flakes, banana, orange rind and water.
Add dry ingredients and stir just to blend. Spoon into prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the centre comes out clean. Turn out of pan and cool on cake rack.


  1. mmm....banana bread -- yummmmmmm!

  2. You could make it for your daycare kids (and maybe their parents; )

  3. Wow! That looks good... I love home made bread. It smells delicious and makes the whole house welcoming.