Friday 20th of January 2012 07:31 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
When I have ripe bananas, I most often turn to my Byers United Methodist Church cookbook and make banana bread. Yes, I admit it. I sometimes get stuck in a rut.
But a new cookbook inspired me to try a different recipe. Aloha Quick Bread was in the PEO Incredible Food cookbook that my Mom gave me. And it happened to have a familiar name attached to the recipe ... my Mom's.
When I told her I'd made her recipe, she said, "Oh, I'd kind of forgotten about that one." After you try it, you won't want to forget to add it to your collection of quality quick bread recipes.
With these cold temperatures, we can take all the help we can get to imagine we're in Hawaii, right? Enjoy!
Aloha Quick Bread1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed, ripe bananas
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in banana, milk, orange peel and extracts. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in coconut, nuts and pineapple. Pour into 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted at center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Yield: 1 large loaf.
I used small loaf pans. It will take less time to bake them (though I didn't keep track of the time). I doubled this recipe since I had plenty of bananas.
If you'd prefer to make a different recipe with your extra bananas, try this one with bananas, pineapple, cherries and nuts. It's another good recipe from the same cookbook (even though it doesn't have my Mom's name attached.)
Enjoy your weekend!
Saturday 21st of January 2012 06:38:08 PM
Submitted by: Lyle Longenecker
Now those bananas look look way to green for bread at our house they are black then frozen for the right time. But that looks delicious.
Thanks for the recipe.
Monday 23rd of January 2012 08:51:31 AM
Submitted by: Kim
Good catch, Lyle! You're right. The bananas in the photo didn't go into the bread. But they were prettier for the photo. I'm with you: The bananas I use INSIDE the banana bread are much closer to black than yellow! But this makes for a prettier picture, don't you think? Thanks for taking time to comment, and I hope you enjoy the bread recipe!