Happy Friday Everyone. It’s still cold down south and making me want some comfort food. I don’t know that there is anything better than the smell of fresh baked bread to warm up your day. Here is a really simple recipe from our great company Authentic Foods. They made this in their own kitchens and I want to share it for your’s. Get ready to take in the aroma!

Quick and Easy Banana Bread from Authentic Foods                                                                   bananabread

Servings: 16   Prep Time: 20 Minutes   Bake/Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

Banana Bread

1 ½ cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Baking Soda

¼ teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg

2 eggs

1 ½ cups mashed bananas (4 or 5 bananas)

1 cup Sugar

½ cup oil

¼ cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Crumb Topping (Optional)

3 tablespoons Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

¼ cup Packed Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons Butter (dairy-free)

1/3 cup Chopped Walnuts

Directions:

Banana Bread

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a large bread pan. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, mashed bananas, sugar and oil. Then set this mixture aside. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Using an electric mixer slowly add the egg mixture into the dry ingredient mixture until fully combined. Then add in the ¼ cup of walnuts, if desired. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

Pour the batter into the bread pan. Add the crumb topping on top of the batter and slightly pat the crumbs into the batter so the crumbs will bake into the bread, just a little bit. Bake the bread in the oven for 55-60 minutes. The bread is ready when you stick a toothpick or utensil in the middle of the banana bread and no batter sticks to either the toothpick or utensil. Cool for 20-30 minutes.

Crumb Topping(Optional)

In a medium bowl, combine Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour and Brown Sugar. Using an electric mixer, mix in the 2 tablespoons of butter. Mix until there is a course crumb consistency. Then mix in the chopped walnuts.