While cleaning out my kitchen cabinets this week, I found a jar of dried banana slices from 2 years ago. Once upon a time, I thought it would be a great idea to dry bananas I bought for $.20/lb, and use them as a snack. No takers from my kids. Maybe the slices were too thick.
I hated to throw the slices away since I had already paid for the electricity to dry them. I chose to reconstitute the banana slices in water for several hours, and then puree them with my hand blender. They pureed pretty well, well enough to go into banana bread.
adapted from Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition – 2006
1 3/4 cup of white whole wheat flour
2 1/4 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup of raw sugar
1 cup of pureed banana slices, reconstituted
1. Mix eggs, sugar, and oil together. Then add the pureed banana. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Bake at 350 for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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