Monday, March 11, 2013

Banana Pistachio Bread

This would have to be one of my most favourite recipes for banana bread.

It is very simple to make, and even better topped with cream cheese icing.

Banana Pistachio Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 bananas, mashed (1 cup)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180C (or350F).

2. Grease one 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.

3. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together bananas, oil, milk and egg; stir into flour mixture and add the chopped pistachios just until moistened; do not over-mix.

4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle a few whole shelled pistachios over the batter for garnish.

5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove loaf from pan and cool on wire rack. Store bread tightly covered; or wrap tightly in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.

Cream Cheese Icing

1 cup icing sugar
100g cream cheese, softened
45g unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp lemon juice, if you want that extra zing.

Place all ingredients for the icing into a medium mixing bowl and mix well until the icing is creamy. Spread on the loaf once cooled.

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  1. This looks yummy! I love pistachios & bananas! I never thought of putting them together though- sounds delicious!
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}