April 20, 2010

Sour-dough Banana Bread (Muffins)

I ended up with an extra 10 lbs of bananas today, and my new sourdough was ready to cook with.  So I did a search for sourdough banana bread and came up with this recipe.  Since I have had good success with other info from this site I decided to give it a go.  I didn't follow their recipe, but modified it and it turned out great!

1/2 cup pureed white beans
1 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses
2  (scant) cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup sourdough starter (preferably whole grain start)

1 Tbl olive or coconut oil
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (I forgot to add these, I am sure they would taste great!)
1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp grated orange rind (I also forgot this, but I am sure it would add to the flavor)

Blend the beans, banana, honey and molasses in the blender until smooth.  Pour into a large bowl (larger than you think) and add sourdough start, salt, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, vanilla,  nuts, whole wheat flour and oil. Stir gently until all ingredients are moistened.  
Put into greased 9x5 bread pan or muffin pan.
Bake bread at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
For muffins, preheat oven to 450.  Fill muffin cups all the way to the top. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon and sugar (I did only because I have had a bowl sitting on my counter for several months and I wanted to use it up).  Put into 450 degree oven, set time for 5 minutes then turn oven down to 350 and bake for another 20-25 minutes.  (I learned this tip here )  This may not be quite enough for 12 muffins, probably more like 9 if you fill them really full. 


Courtney said...

How did you get so many bananas? I can never find them less than 49 cents a lb- we use them a lot.

Heidi said...

My "Produce Guy". When we picked up our co-op order he had bunches that he didn't feel comfortable selling so he was giving extra's to his co-op customers that wanted some. I was so excited. So were my kids. I do occasionally see them at grocery stores marked down for the extra ripe bananas, but not very often!