Tuesday, January 29, 2013

momstown Victoria Jr. Chef Recipe: No-Fail Banana Bread

Here is the recipe for the delicious, "No-Fail Banana Bread" from the Joy of Cooking that we made at this month's momstown Victoria Jr. Chef program! . Each family made a banana bread loaf in a tin to bake at home. The results were fantastic, as always!

No-Fail Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch bread loaf pan.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
3/5 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 cup margarine (or butter, softened)
1 to 2 large eggs, beaten
1 to 1/4 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3)

1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, margarine and lemon zest until creamy. Add the eggs and mashed bananas.
3. Add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition.
4. Scrape into the bread loaf pan and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool slightly and turn out of the pan. Cool completely before slicing.

  • Use really ripe bananas!
  • Add 1/2 cup of walnuts or chocolate chips after beating in the dry ingredients.
  • Substitute 1 tablespoon ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons water for each egg and use Earth Balance margarine to make them vegan!
Our Jr. Chef program meets once a month on a Saturday afternoon at High Point Community Church, in the basement preschool kitchen! Kids learn basic kitchen skills and families enjoy a yummy treat and some playtime at the nearby park.

We're making the best playgroup granola bars at our Jr. Chef in March! Not a member yet? Register for your FREE 4-week trial and start connecting with other moms at our great family events today!

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