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Banana Nut Bread | 101 Cooking For Two by Gordon Ramsay


Just like grandma made, this easy banana nut bread is so moist and tasty you will do this over and over. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions.
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Editor’s Note: Originally published January 26, 2012. Updated with rewritten text and updated photos.

Sometimes the best recipes are the old recipes. From the 1972 Betty Crocker Cookbook, this moist banana nut bread is the recipe your grandmother probably used.

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My Rating
My rating system. Great 5 out of 5
This is just the best banana nut bread ever. Moist with great banana taste.

Recipe Notes and Tips for Easy Banana Nut Bread

This is a recipe I have used for years, but to publish this post I looked far and wide at other recipes.

I went to Cooks Illustrated but was rejected. They needed six bananas. What do they do, plan ahead or something?

Others needed lots of butter and tons of ingredients. I just wanted old fashion banana bread. What was so hard about that?

I really couldn’t find anything even close to better than what I had been using. Yep, I had just what I wanted, and it came out great.

The Bananas

You can use anywhere from 2 to 4 bananas. They need to be “overripe” which really converts some of the starches to sugar and makes the bananas and hence the banana bread sweat.

The Pans

This is not one of those little bricks of banana bread. As you can see in the pictures, it is a large loaf so use a larger loaf pan.

If you want that thinner loaf, split the batter into two smaller loaf pans and decrease the baking time by a little.

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Preheat the oven to 350, not convection. Use 2-3 overripe bananas.

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Grease and flour a loaf pan with a tablespoon of butter and a little flour. Use two loaf pans if you want thin loaves.

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Mash 2-3 overripe bananas.

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In a large mixing bowl combine: 2 1/2 cup AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 cup chopped walnuts. Beat at medium speed with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes occasionally stopping to scrape sides to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.

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Transfer to the floured pan and bake for about one hour.

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Remove from pan and cool on a rack.

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Just like grandma made, this easy banana nut bread is so moist and tasty you will do this over and over. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions to get it right first time every time.

Servings Prep Time
12 slices 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 10 minutes

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread from 101 Cooking For Two

Banana Nut Bread

Votes: 72
Rating: 4.28
You:

Rate this recipe!

Print Recipe

Just like grandma made, this easy banana nut bread is so moist and tasty you will do this over and over. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions to get it right first time every time.

Servings Prep Time
12 slices 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 slices 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 bananas over ripe
  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped

Servings: slices

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350, not convection. Grease and flour a loaf pan with a tablespoon of butter and a little flour. Use two loaf pans if you want thin loafs.

  2. Mash 2-3 over ripe bananas.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine: 2 1/2 cup AP flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 t baking powder, 1 t salt, 3 T oil, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 cup chopped walnuts.

  4. Beat at medium speed with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes stopping occasionally to scrape sides to be sure to incorporate all the ingredients.

  5. Transfer to the floured pan and bake for about one hour. Remove from pan and cool on a rack.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

  1. You need 2-3 overripe bananas but two is enough.
  2. For one loaf, use the largest loaf pan you have. You can do two smaller loaves and cut the cooking time down some. I much prefer the larger loaf.
  3. You need to get the hang of the toothpick test when testing for done.
  4. I store at room temperature wrapped in plastic wrap covered by aluminum foil. It is good for three days.

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Originally published January 26, 2012.

Nutrition Facts

Banana Nut Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 296 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g 17%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Polyunsaturated Fat 5g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 18mg 6%

Sodium 384mg 16%

Potassium 209mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%

Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

Sugars 21g

Protein 6g 12%

Vitamin A 2%

Vitamin C 5%

Calcium 14%

Iron 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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BLUEBERRY BREAD = SUPER MOIST by Gordon Ramsay

BLUEBERRY BREAD = SUPER MOIST


This blueberry bread is easy,sweet, tasty and super moist. In fact, it stays moist for several days (if it lasts that long).


Blueberry Bread
1 1/2 cups flour plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

Mix flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

Beat eggs, sugar, sour cream, vegetable oil, lemon zest and vanilla until smooth and blended.

Add the flour/baking powder and salt mixture into the egg mixture and stir just until blended.

Toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon reserved flour and then GENTLY fold them into the batter.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9″ x 5″ loaf pan ( I lined mine with parchment and then sprayed it with cooking spray).

Bake in pre-heated 350 oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes (1 hour and 10 minutes if you are using frozen blueberries) or until toothpick tests clean. Let the finished bread sit in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack. Wrap HOT blueberry bread in plastic wrap and let it cool to room temperature.

ENJOY !!!




TIGER BUTTER FUDGE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.


Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.

Tiger Butter is one of the easiest holiday candies you can make! If you’ve never made, or maybe even never heard of Tiger Butter, add these items to your grocery list and make it! It’s such a simple candy and everyone just devours it. It’s super creamy with amazing flavor and hello, it’s also insanely pretty. Oh and did I mention it takes just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make?! Talk about a winner!

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.What is Tiger Butter Fudge?

Tiger Butter is an absolutely delicious, insanely easy type of Christmas candy! It requires just 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make. Tiger Butter is a soft chocolate candy with a smooth, rich peanut butter flavor. It has the consistency of fudge but is the size and shape of a bark candy.

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.How to make Tiger Butter Fudge

Tiger Butter is SO easy to make! First, assemble your ingredients. You’ll need semi sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. I think chunky peanut butter would taste good in this recipe, but the swirls wouldn’t look nearly as pretty, so I use creamy peanut butter.

Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. You can also heat the peanut butter for 30 seconds. Combine the two ingredients and stir gently until smooth and well combined. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment paper. Use a rubber scraper to smooth the mixture out into a rectangle shape. It’s okay if it doesn’t reach the sides of the pan.

Heat the semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Spoon dollops of chocolate out in lines over the peanut butter mixture. Once all of the chocolate is transferred, use a sharp knife in long, smooth strokes to swirl the chocolate until your desired design is achieved. Sometimes I swirl it more, other times less, but it’s always fun! Let chocolate cool to set, then cut into 1.5″ squares.

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.How do you melt chocolate in the microwave?

Melting chocolate in the microwave is easy if you go slowly. Always use a glass or ceramic bowl and chocolate that’s not old. To melt 1 cup of chocolate chips I’d begin with 1 minute in the microwave. After the 1 minute, let chocolate sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, gently stir and see if chocolate begins to melt smooth. If it’s still really solid, add 20 seconds in the microwave, then let it sit again. Often chocolate looks like it’s not melted when it really is, and you don’t know for sure until you gently shake or stir it. If your chocolate melts but it’s too thick to work with, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening, then letting it melt and stirring it in.

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.Tiger Butter candy ingredients

  • 1 bag vanilla chips (11 oz)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions for making Tiger Butter Christmas Candy

  1. Line a bakers quarter sheet (or a 9×13 glass pan) with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Put semi sweet chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir gently until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Pour vanilla chips in a medium sized glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir gently until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir until well combined and smooth.
  4. Pour vanilla-peanut butter mixture onto the prepared pan. Mixture won’t reach the edges of the pan and that’s OK. Once it’s settled, take the melted semi sweet chocolate and pour it onto the vanilla-peanut butter mixture in lines.
  5. Take a knife and run it the opposite direction of the chocolate lines you created, to achieve a swirl pattern. Run your knife through the mixture as much as you’d like, to create your desired swirl pattern.
  6. Let cool either on the countertop or in the fridge. Cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container.

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.

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Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.

TIGER BUTTER FUDGE

Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.

Course: Candy, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 24

Author: Butter with A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 bag vanilla chips 11 oz
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a bakers quarter sheet (or a 9×13 glass pan) with parchment paper or foil.

  2. Put semi sweet chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir gently until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Pour vanilla chips in a medium sized glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir gently until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir until well combined and smooth.

  4. Pour vanilla-peanut butter mixture onto the prepared pan. Mixture won’t reach the edges of the pan and that’s OK. Once it’s settled, take the melted semi sweet chocolate and pour it onto the vanilla-peanut butter mixture in lines.

  5. Take a knife and run it the opposite direction of the chocolate lines you created, to achieve a swirl pattern. Run your knife through the mixture as much as you’d like, to create your desired swirl pattern.

  6. Let cool either on the countertop or in the fridge. Cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container.

What’s the best chocolate to use for making candy?

Use the absolute BEST chocolate you have access to! Especially for this recipe where there are only 3 ingredients, each one really counts. I used Guittard white chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. I’ve also used Ghirardelli chocolate chips, but they’re harder to find.

Can you freeze Tiger Butter?

Yes, you can freeze Tiger Butter in an airtight container for up to 1 month. It’s best to stack layers with pieces of parchment paper in between so that the pieces stay pretty.

 

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