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Tips For Enjoying Banana Bread
Inviting some friends over for a Sunday brunch can be relaxing and entertaining experience. Brunch itself is famous for being one of the easiest meals to prepare when entertaining. The best thing about it actually is that there are so many different recipes that give you the chance to prepare brunch in advance so that you can enjoy the time when your guests arrive. As it is very easy to make and exists in many variation, banana bread seems to always be a favorite addition to any brunch.
It is in fact so easy to make banana bread that you can even use your children to help you with it. You can get them to peel and mash the bananas. Then just let them mix the ingredients with their little hands. All the ingredients are soft enough you can leave the mixer standing in its place while the kids are having fun. Another good thing about it is that itís easy to clean up after making banana bread as the majority of are for one bowl mixtures.
An easy and tasty variation of banana bread is made by adding chocolate chips into the batter. Chocolate taste blends well with bananas and the chips themselves hold their shape in the bread. The only thing you have to remember is to put the chocolate chips just before pouring the mixture into the pans. Adding some chopped walnuts is also a good idea, although it is a bit risky, because in case you decide to go for it youíll have to be absolutely sure that none of your guests is having a nut allergy.
In case you are pressed by the time you can always make banana bread in the bread machine, just follow the instructions and add the products in the same order as they are listed. And if you feel bored and want to make it a bit different you can use the muffin tins for the mixture and bake some banana muffins. There are banana bread recipes that are good even for people strictly watching their fat intake. The result is still moist and tasty banana bread with reduced fat.
You can also use overripe bananas in these recipes and whatís more we often get them cheaper, donít we? Of course we can freeze some too. Freezing bananas is easy Ė just peel and mash the amount you need, then put in a plastic bag or an air-tight container and straight into the freezer. Next time you are making banana bread just take the frozen bananas out and put them in the mixture.
Another thing you would like to know is that prepared banana bread freezes well also, so when you are next making a loaf, just make some more, pack it tight and freeze it. Afterwards you can use it anytime you decide. It makes a great hostess present to take along when you're invited to somebodyís house. So next time you are out for groceries, get some extra bananas and try preparing a loaf or two of banana bread Ė itís easy to make and most people enjoy it. Whatís more itís also easy to have on hand, as it freezes well.
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