Friday, March 7, 2014

Banana Nut Bread and Healthy Banana Splits


I am baking rolls and breads to learn how to use my new ovens.  I made these banana breads early this morning.  My house smells very good right now.  Here is the recipe: 
  • 3-4 ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 C.softened butter
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 3/4 C. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C. buttermilk
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2C. chopped walnuts
  1. Place all of the wet ingredients into the bowl of your mixer and beat until blended.
  2. Beat in the salt and baking soda.
  3. Change to your paddle attachment and add the flour mixing until just blended. Mix in the nuts.
  4. Pour into two greased loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Let cool before removing from the pans.

 Okay, so here are the healthy banana splits I've been making for my family.  Slice a banana, place it in a bowl and top with yogurt.  I used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt.

 Top with lots of berries.  I diced up strawberries and used blueberries and blackberries.

 Drizzle with your favorite honey.

Sprinkle with chopped walnuts or pecans.  My gang loves these.

12 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

That banana splkit looks delicious and is a must do!

I have actuakky never made banana bread in my entire life :-) I think it's time to do that now :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Dee said...

What a nice idea for banana splits!

Patty Woodland said...

I can see why - all that fruit, mmmmmmm

Laurie M said...

I agree with Patty, I can surely see why!!! Yummo!!

Cuisine de Provence said...

Now that is one yummy banana split!

Nellie said...

Yum! Great banana splits! I believe you have given a great idea!

Guillaume said...

That looks like a very healthy banana split. And I love banana bread... This one looks delicious.

TARYTERRE said...

I can see why your family loves those banana splits. They look scrumptious. LOVE all that fruit.

Barb said...

Those healthy banana splits look wonderful! Hope you are happy with the ovens!

Jim said...

What are you trying to do to me here!! YUM YUM YUMMY!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am making this banana bread!! NO doubt about it! I doubt it will compare to the Spanish Bar cake..but I love banana bread..so.. :)

sandra hagan said...

banana bread is always a winner with me.

the healthy banana splits could work for me.

thanks for both recipes!