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A great variation on the standard banana bread recipe

The whole wheat gives this banana bread a pleasingly coarser texture as well as a subtle nutty flavor.


2 Bananas,[over ripe]
2 Eggs large
1½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup butter
½ cup walnuts
¼ cup hot water
1 tsp Baking soda

Making the Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 325F (160C)

Peel and mash the bananas. You should end up with 1 cup when mashed.

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat slightly.

Soften the butter.

Chop the nuts.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

Fold in the eggs and mashed bananas, blending until smooth

Sift the flour, salt and soda into a bowl and mix in the whole wheat flour.

Fold the dry ingredients into the banana mixture adding the water as the mixture becomes dry.

Fold in the nuts, ensuring that they are evenly spread throughout the banana bread mixture.

Lightly grease a 9X5X3 inch loaf pan and soon in the banana bread mixture.

Bake in the center of the oven for approximately 70 minutes until done.

Allow the banana bread to cool slightly before removing from the loaf tin to complete cooling.

Serve this whole wheat banana bread sliced with butter (adding honey or syrup if wanted)

Of course all the banana bread recipes given here may also be served hot with custard (Yummy)

And if you really want to spoil yourself add some whipped cream

This recipe for a Whole Wheat Banana Bread is definitely not of African origin,

Therefor you won't find it in the Afri Chef African recipes Cookbook

It is however a favourite on the South African Recipe Scene.
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