I had the sudden urge to bake today. Not sure why, especially since I have been complaining to my office mates that we’ve been eating too much postre (dessert) lately. I think we have dessert after lunch about 2 or 3 times a week! And we already had cookies on Monday, (my treat) Strawberry Mousse on Wednesday, and then Ice Cream today! I’m not complaining, because I LOVE sweets…but I fear my waistline would have to disagree!
Anyway, I was debating between the awesome chocolate brownies I made for my American Dinner, compliments of my sister and the baking blogs she follows, (remember?) and perhaps experimenting with chocolate chip cookies, when I remembered the 2 bananas I had leftover that I knew I wouldn’t eat since they were already too ripe for my liking, BANANA BREAD!
So I looked up some recipes, realized I probably didn’t have enough bananas, even though Sadie (Fatima’s mom) was nice enough to give me one of her bananas…and so I rummaged through the fridge for some extras. Thus, I invented Banana, Carrot, Zucchini, Apple Bread! Here’s how it’s done:
- 2 cups flour (.5 litre)
- 8 Tablespoons Butter (or in my case, however much butter I had in the kitchen – can also be substituted for Apple Sauce)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (or approximately .25 litre)
- 2 eggs
- 3 Medium Bananas (not those 10 inchers they sell in the U.S.!)
- 2 Medium Carrots
- 1 Medium/Large Zucchini
- 1/2 Apple
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
Preheat over to 350 degrees, or in my case preheat on high for a few minutes (gas oven) until warm and then once you begin baking lower temperature to medium-low flame.
In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix together melted butter and vanilla, then blend in sugar. Stir in the eggs and the Banana, Apple, Zucchini, Carrot Puree until well blended. Then stir the Fruit/Veg mixture in with the flour and stir until moist. Pour batter into prepared bread or cake dish.
Bake in pre-heated oven about 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick or fork come out clean! Let cool. ENJOY!