Banana Walnut Loaf
There were about 6 frozen bananas in my freezer taking up room so, it appeared to be time to make a banana loaf. To increase the nutritional value and add Omega 3’s, this loaf has walnuts but you could easily omit them or add something else.
I found a terrific Martha Stewart recipe. The only thing I altered was to cut down on the sugar. (use your own judgment) I’m not much of a baker so I need to pay attention to what I’m doing when baking. Martha’s recipes are so clearly written, it helps me a lot. I also found an excellent technique for dealing with frozen bananas in recipes. By using Amy’s advice, there is no mess and no mashing required. It wins a gold star for Arthritis Kitchen easy!
Martha’s recipe was foolproof resulting in a beautiful, moist loaf with excellent texture. The extra step of toasting the walnuts really makes them stand out. I recommend doing this in a dry skillet or in the oven. Just be careful not to burn them.
Technique for using frozen bananas – so easy!
Check out this blog with a foolproof, easy way of using frozen bananas in baking. By letting the bananas thaw in their skins and then squeezing them out and then draining you get recipe ready bananas without the need to mash or chop. They fold beautifully into your recipe.