Wednesday, November 25, 2009

200th Post - Banana Walnut Bread


I'd like to say thank you for all your kinds words and prayers that you left on my blog regarding my uncle. Even though I've never met any of you I still think of you as my friends and appreciate all your messages. I cannot believe that this is my 200th post!!! I don't think I've ever baked as much as I have since I started this blog 1 1/2 years ago! Many of you know that one of my favorites cakes is banana bread and this one is special to me since it is the recipe that Starbucks uses and it's great! When I visited King's Dominion Amusement Park this summer there was a Starbucks in the park. They had recipe cards they were giving out at their counter with their banana bread recipe. I was thrilled since not only do I love their cafe mocha's but I'm crazy about their banana bread too!


I'm wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. My husband and I and our son will be heading to the beach for the holidays and I am looking very forward to getting away and walking on the beach (even though it's cold) and visiting different restaurants!!!


Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread


2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 1/8 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tbsp buttermilk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 ripe medium large bananas, mashed

1/2 cup + 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan and dust with flour.

Blend together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Mix together the egg, sugar and vegetable oil until combined. Add the flour mixture and when blended add the buttermilk, vanilla and mashed bananas and mix until combined. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top batter with remaining 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan.

21 comments:

Palidor said...

Excellent pick for your 200th post! Banana bread is awesome and smells fantastic when it's baking in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

George Gaston said...

Debbie... What a delicious treat with a morning cup of coffee! Congratulations on your 200th post and looking forward to 200 plus more.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ingrid said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I made your apple praline bread and subbed in bananas for the apples so for a second when saw your photo I thought you did the same! :)

I'm noting this recipe for my next batch of over ripe bananas!
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

Ooops, Happy 200th!
~ingrid

Cassie said...

The bread looks delicious, Debbie! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jenn said...

Happy 200!! Bananananana bread = deliciousness. I can never get enough of it.


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! The bread looks wonderful. I'm a bit jealous of you heading to the beach for the holidays!

Judy said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I'm sure this will make great muffins!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Happy Thanksgiving:) Your bread looks great and the plates totally remind me of home. My dad still has that set:)

Monica H said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend- see ya when you get back. eat well!

Mary said...

Debbie, congratulations on reaching a true blogger's milestone. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

teresa said...

happy 200th and happy thanksgiving! the bread looks amazing!

Kerstin said...

Congrats on your 200th post!!

Making that yummy banana bread is the perfect way to celebrate!

Manggy said...

Have a great time at the beach, and congratulations on reaching 200 posts! :)

Joanne said...

Happy 200th post! I am nearing mine and am still amazed at how much I have cooked over the past year. It's crazy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Have fun on the beach.

This bread looks delicious! If starbucks makes it, then you know it's good.

Katy ~ said...

Banana bread! Oh how nice. This one sounds good with the buttermilk, must be nice and tender YUM!

Spending time on Thanksgiving, walking on the beach, wow!!

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats on your 200th post Debbie, hope there are many more, I love them all. Any banana recipes are winners with me, this ounds fantastic.

Sophie said...

Congrats, Debbie on your 200 th post!!

I so love your blog!! You make so many lovely, easy yet so tasty recipe!! Congrats!!

I hope you & your family have enjoyed Thanks Giving on the beach,..hahaha!

Sophie said...

Ps: this banana bread sings to me!!

MMMMMMMMMM,....

Chef Fresco said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Lovely looking bread!

What A Dish! said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I just had mine, too, but didn't do anything cool. I'm sorry about your Uncle. :(