Sunday, April 01, 2007
Tropical Banana Loaf
Since I am already on, I might as well post the recipe for the bread I baked and brought to church fellowship meal today.
Bananas and pineapples make a delicious combination in this tasty bread! It is a GREAT change of pace from traditional banana bread. YUM! I imagine I will be making several more batches-since I see quite a few more bags of ripe bananas in my freezer! ;-)
3 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/4 c. veg. oil
2 t. vanilla extract
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups mashed, ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. In another bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla. Add fruits. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased bread loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
I wanted to create an orange flavored frosting-but didn't have any OJ. Instead I used Lemon juice. Very good. If you want to try the frosting flavored orange-just subsititute OJ for the lemon juice.
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2-3/4 c. confectioners sugar
1 T. lemon juice (or orange juice)
2 T. milk
(These ingredients can be played with. If you like more flavoring-add more juice a teaspoon at a time. Add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time to get a good consistency for drizzling... and if by mistake you added too MUCH liquid-just add more sugar!)
When bread has cooled, drizzle icing over top.