Banana Bread…..One of my granny’s favorites! She loved making it but I didn’t always see the value of a great piece of banana bread. Through the years, my views have broadened. It has a few things going for it. 1) It gives a little usefulness to those ripe bananas that you just didn’t get too! 2) It turns bananas into something edible for people like me who just don’t like bananas!
The other day, I was getting ready to make some banana bread. Right when I was ready to add some nuts. I realized I was out! Not wanting to go to the store, I improvised and happened upon my Bountiful Basket Granola. It turned out excellent! I have tried many banana bread recipes and I always come back to Betty Crocker’s version. It is soooo yummy! This is inspired by that!
- 5-6 Very Ripe Bananas
- 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Butter (Softened)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 1/3 to 1/2 Vanilla Bean
- 2 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Cup Bountiful Baskets Granola
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Move oven rack to low position.
- Grease 2 loaf pans (8 1/2 x 4).
- Mix sugar and butter in a bowl.
- Beat eggs separately.
- Add the beaten eggs, blend well.
- Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla.
- Beat on medium speed until well smooth and bananas are blended in.
- Add flour, salt and baking soda with a spoon only until its mixed.
- Add the Granola.
- Divide between 2 pans.
- Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean from center.
- Allow time for cooling.
For this recipe I used tropical granola and it was great! I would love to try it with the original BB granola. I also added chocolate. 1/2 cup. You can make it with our without. If you don't have a vanilla bean, sub out 1 Tsp. vanilla extract.