With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Honey Banana Whole Wheat Bread

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Honey Banana Whole Wheat Bread

 Trying to make additional room in my hoosier cabinet, I went through my cookbook collection to see if I could part with any.  I found a pamphlet with bread machine recipes and scanned through it.  I was excited to fine this recipe as I had wheat flour in the pantry and bananas on the counter.

What a lovely loaf this is.  The banana is almost unnoticeable but it must add to the wonderful light, fluffy texture of this bread.  The honey and poppy seeds are a great addition to a new bread that will make  frequent appearances on our table.

Honey Banana Whole Wheat Bread
From a little booklet titled
Healthy Bread Recipes & Menu Planner, page 10

2/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup bread flour
1 banana, sliced
2 tsp. poppy seeds (optional)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dry yeast

Add all ingredients to bread pan in order recommended for your machine*. Select the Basic/White cycle and press start.
Makes 2 lb loaf.

*  I almost never bake in my bread machine.  I set my machine for Basic Dough and wait for the cycle to complete.  After removing the dough from the machine, I shape it into a loaf or dinner rolls.  For this recipe I shaped it into a loaf and placed into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan, sprayed the top with cooking spray, covered lightly with a clean towel, and allowed to sit in a warm place to rise a little over the top edge of the pan.  I baked the bread in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes.  Tent with foil toward the end of baking time if top of bread is getting too dark. 

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Mildred said...

Wish I had a warm slice ~ it looks delicious.

Susan said...

Hi LDH...Never tried bananas in wheat bread. Looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing. Susan

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment about Rocky. And for giving me the chance to find your blog and this delicious banana wheat bread.

NanaDiana said...

That looks really good! My bread machine finally gave up the ghost and now that I only bake for the two of us I am afraid I would be breadaholic if I got a new machine...lol

So...wondering...could ya just send me a piece of yours? Sharing is a good thing to do, you know!?! hugs- Diana

Cindy said...

This looks like a keeper!Your picture of the finished bread is excelent!!It made my mouth water..lol.
Do you have a machine that you could recommend?

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Paula said...

This looks SO much better than banana quick bread. Beautiful picture.

marie said...

That's a beautiful loaf of bread ~ I can almost smell it's goodness!
But what I really want to now is could you part with any of them? (the cook books that is)

Katrina said...

I love all things banana. I've never seen a yeast bread with banana in it. Sounds like a must try!

natalia said...

ciao ! i bet this banana would be just the right breakfast bread for us !!! Lovely cranberries upside downer !! You made a work of art !!

Nancy's Notes said...

That looks delicious, wish I had a slice to go with my cuppa coffee right now! I love bananas and this just sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us!

Enjoy your day~

Shandy said...

You have such a wonderful talent for photo presentation! The whole wheat bread with banana and poppy seeds sounds delicious and a combination I would never have thought of. Beautiful!

Dimple said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I recently brought my bread machine out of retirement--when bread gets to $4 a loaf, it is time to do something else! I used my machine as you do in the past, making the dough and then putting it in pans to bake, but so far have not done that this time. The hole from the paddle is a little annoying, though, so I may change my method!

Heather said...

ugh if only I wasn't allergic to gluten..that looks wonderful ~I still want to be your neighbor and be able to smell all that wonderful baking that goes on over at your house...and maybe pop in every once in a while to sample ;D hehehehe ~Love Heather

Ann said...

That sure does look good. A warm slice of that with a little butter on it would be perfect right now. I've always wanted to get a bread machine but then I figured I probably wouldn't use it enough to be worth it.

Dishesdone said...

That is a great looking loaf, love the flavors of banana and honey, have to try this one!

crochet lady said...

You have so many wonderful recipes! This one looks like a great bread.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks beautiful! I'll bet it tasted fantastic too-thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

This looks delicious. I need to dust off the bread machine.

Southerncook said...

OHHHHHHHH, this bread sounds sooooooo yummy. I think I may have to make this for sure.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Kristen said...

A banana yeast bread is new to me. It looks delicious!

Janice said...

Great photo. Your brad looks lovely.

Samantha said...

This bread was so good. I switched up the flours and added some additional seeds and it was perfect. Just like you I started with the bread maker, then ended up going into the oven :).

- Samantha


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