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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Almond Banana Bread

I haven't made banana bread in a while and the kids have been asking for it as they like to take mini muffins for breakfast. Lucky for me, I had four rotten bananas that I wanted to use. I altered my original recipe by using bread flour (because I ran out of all-purpose and didn't realize I had), almond meal (which is simply ground up almonds that looks like the consistency of flour), and I added in vanilla and almond extracts. This bread (or muffin) was extremely moist and the addition of the almonds gave it a really nice flavor. Just grab a nice cold, glass of milk and you have the perfect breakfast or midday snack! 

Almond Banana Bread
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
3 tbsp. 2% Milk
3/4 c. Canola Oil
4 Over Ripe Bananas, mashed
2 c. Bread Flour
1 c. Almond Meal (I used Trader Joe's brand)
1 1/2 c. Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 c. Almonds, chopped
Cooking Spray

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, milk, canola oil and bananas until well blended. Next, add in the flour, almond meal, sugar, baking soda, and salt and mix well then add in the nuts. Spray your baking pans with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for the desired method. 

Mini Muffin Pans-Bake for 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched; Yield 36 Muffins
Loaf Pans-Bake for 1 hour or until top springs back when touched; Yield 2 Loaves



  1. This sounds wonderful, Carrie! I love banana bread!!

  2. I have some almond meal in the freezer. This will be a great way to use it.

  3. This is a great sounding recipe! My husband loves almonds and this bread would be a favorite with him for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. nice idea.. thanks for sharing...


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