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Graham Flour Banana Bread And A Small Rant…

One Year Ago:Crockpot Winter Fruit Crisp

Ok let me start out by saying this. If you haven’t yet entered my giveaway for my one year blogiversary celebration please go here to enter. You just might win a really awesome cookbook and a small little something I’m throwing in for good measure 🙂

Now onto my rant. I have a few things I would like to list off that have been bugging me lately. Ready? Here you go:
1. My cat, who I love dearly, will not stop walking on my coffee table. He is driving me nuts. It’s brand new and he has already scratched it twice. Ugg.

2. I went to the grocery store yesterday and there were 7 self-service lanes open, 2 12 items and under lanes open and 1 regular lane open. I had a grocery cart full of groceries and had to stand in line for over 20 minutes waiting to check out because they could not figure out that perhaps it was time to take away one of the 12 items or less lines (which were empty)  and make it a full service line.

3. The whole “child directing air traffic at JFK airport” is really annoying me. I do not think it was that big of a deal. Obviously the child was repeating what his father said and was not actually directing traffic. I’m sure his father was not taking a nap on the floor while the child figured out what runways a plane should come in on and another should leave on. If you have no idea what I’m talking about follow this link and check out the video. The kid sounds so professional.

4. Why does the news feel the need to cut into “The People’s Court” when the news is immediately following? I could understand if it was something serious but most of the time it’s something along of the lines of “it’s really raining and it’s going to continue to rain for a few more hours.” Why do I care about this? I can see it’s raining. Thank you.

5. I have a cold and I’m cranky. Can you tell?

Ok ok. I’m sorry about my rant.  I just felt the need to get a few things off my chest. I think Mr. Nutmeg Nanny is tired of hearing me complain…haha.

Now onto food…yum! I have always had a problem with banana bread. For some reason it always turns out horribly. I think I’m just cursed. Well about a year ago I found a recipe for banana bread I really wanted to try. It was from the fantastic blog Culinary Concoctions By Peabody. Have you ever been there? If not you need to check it out. She is witty and makes awesome desserts. A perfect combination.

It took me awhile to find graham flour but I finally had success at one of the natural/gourmet stores in the area. The brand was Bob’s Red Mill. I really enjoyed the taste that the graham flour brought to the bread. It was almost a nutty deep rich flavor. I left out nuts in my bread because I do not like nuts, but I think for most of nut lovers walnuts would pair nicely. Enjoy!!!

Graham Flour Banana Bread:

1/3 C. shortening(don’t use butter it’s not the same in this recipe)
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C.  brown sugar
2 eggs
1 C. graham flour
3/4 C. all purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 C. mashed ripe bananas
1 C. or more of chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F
In a large bowl cream together the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs and beat well. Sift together the flours, baking soda, salt, baking powder and add to creamed mixture. Stir until mixed. Stir in bananas and walnuts.
Pour into well greased(and lightly floured) loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until done.

If you use mini loaf pans cook for 35 – 40 minutes or until done.

Source: Culinary Concoctions By Peabody


19 responses »

  1. I can’t stand self service check outs….I don’t get paid to bag my own items!!! On the other hand your banana bread looks delicious! I need to check out the graham flour. Sounds interesting!

  2. Aww… feel better. Make sure you get some rest. Awesome looking banana bread though!!! A slice of that would definitely make me feel better.

  3. ok, first off – i totally agree about the kid directing planes… its not like he was doing it on his own… people are stupid =0)

    and i want to try this bread. i always mess mine up too – cant wait to check it out!!

    feel better – ❤ you

  4. I hope that you feel better soon. I’ve never used graham flour but I will look for it to try this bread – yum!

  5. Hope you feel better SOON!
    I have never used graham flour, but love banana bread and graham crackers, so I’ll probably love this recipe:)
    I’m going to check out the blog you mentioned and your crock pot fruit crisp recipe!

  6. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂 Can’t wait to try out that banana bread recipe from Peabody!

  7. Thanks for the rant. It’s fun to see what bugs other people. The banana bread ooks dellicious.

  8. feel better now? i find that a rant improves my mood every time–i just try not to have said rant in a public place, like, say, the grocery store. 🙂
    great unique banana bread–bob knows his flours. 🙂

  9. Graham flour sounds interesting and the banana bread must be so fantastic made with it! A must find! I hope you feel better soon!

  10. Sometimes it’s good to vent! 🙂 This banana bread sounds great, too… I need to find some of that graham flour.

  11. You and Mr. NN are absolutely adorable! 🙂 And I hope you’re feeling better soon!

    I’ll have to look for graham flour — it sounds incredible in this recipe. And I agree, in some baked goods, it just has to be shortening! 😉

  12. Awww I hope you feel better!! That same situation with the grocery store lines happens to me often- frustrating!

    now this banana bread… ohhh yummy! Im loving the graham flour in it, something I need to use more often eh!

  13. LOL! You know what, sometimes we just NEED to rant. I was like that the other day, so feel free to rant, rant, rant! Your banana bread looks awesome by the way!

  14. Hi,
    I’m from Scotland. I’m guessing you mean Gram Flour? You guys say ‘gram’ when saying Graham (as in the name). Is this what you mean?

  15. Great banana bread with a twist.

  16. I thought the kid directing planes was cute. I think people are just touchy about flying in general so it was blown out of proportion. This banana bread looks scrumptious. I bet the graham flavor was yummy.

  17. LOL – it’s good to know, because I have my fair share of days like this. It’s also good to get it off your chest. Hope that cold has gone away.

  18. Pingback: Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake | Nutmeg Nanny

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