Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Banana Bread with Raisins

Banana bread with raisins
This is a really tasty banana bread. I made it so many times. I make it plain, or with raisins, with nuts or with chocolate chips and we just love it. It's moist and light in texture. Dangerously good. I have to make at least 2 loaves every time. We love it.

(for 2 loaves)
2 cup granulated sugar
2 vanilla sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
4 large eggs

6 ripe bananas
2 tablespoon milk
2 cups raisins

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Spray two loaf pans with Pam.
Mix the sugar, vanilla sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mash the bananas with a potato masher; add the milk and the raisins.
In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the butter mixture and stir until combined.
Add dry ingredients; beat at low speed just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into the prepared pans.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I check it after 1 hour to see if it’s ready).
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove bread from pan, and cool completely before slicing.

Banana bread with raisins and chocolate chips

Note: Sometimes I pour half of the batter in one pan and I add 1 cup of chocolate chips in the remaining batter, mix it well and than pour it in the second pan.

This is so good, and I think it's the best next day. I love the one with raisins and chocolate chips because you have a little surprise in each bite: it's banana, than you taste chocolate, than raisins. it's never ending. Love it.
Perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning, or with a glass of milk, or a scoop of ice cream.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Delightful and yummy!
    Thanks for sharing, Anita! I enjoyed the visit.


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