Thursday, July 31, 2008

Banana Nut Bread 2

1 c. sugar
½ c. butter
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
1¼ c. flour
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1 c. nuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream sugar and butter. Add bananas and eggs. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda 3 times. Add to banana mixture. Stir in cinnamon, vanilla, and nuts. Pour batter into a 9x5 loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes. Cool on rack.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Granola Bars

1 c. quick-cooking oats
1 c. chopped nuts
⅓ c. butter
½ c. firmly packed brown sugar
¼ c. honey
1 c. California raisins
1 c. dried banana chips
1 c. granola

Heat oven to 350ºF. In an 8 or 9-inch square pan, combine oats and nuts. Bake 20 minutes or until oats are golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, stir butter, brown sugar and honey together in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils.

Measure raisins, banana chips and cereal into large bowl. Add toasted oats and nuts. Pour cooked mixture over all and toss to coat thoroughly. Generously butter same square pan. Press mixture firmly and evenly into bottom of pan. Cool. Cut into 2 inch squares. Yields 16 bars.

From San Marcos Daily Record

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