Sunday, August 2, 2015

SRC - Graham Cracker Banana Bread

There is a very special hidden ingredient in this banana bread that lends itself to a great crumb.

ts time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned, Colie's Kitchen.  Nicole's blog has so many amazing recipes!  I spent so much time going through her recipe index and bookmarking one recipe after another.  I had decided to prepare Salisbury Steak and was so excited about it because its on my cooking bucket list.  Not sure why I havent made it yet but Im thinking it well be dinner some time next time for sure. And then there is the Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate... wow!!!  In the end I went with her Nilla Wafer Graham Cracker Banana Bread.  The original recipe calls for Nilla Wafers but I didnt have any so I subbed Graham Crackers.  I make banana bread all the time and have tried a variety of recipes.  I have never had a banana bread disappear as quickly as this one did.  It was gone in under 24 hours! I guess this one gets the thunbs up from my entire family.

1 1/2 cups flour
graham crackers, finely crushed (about 1 1/4 cups of the crumbs)
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, stir together the flour, crumbs, baking powder and salt.
In the mixer, blend the sugar and the butter until creamy. Add the eggs to the mixture and then the bananas.  Now alternate adding in the milk and flour mixture.
Spread into a greased loaf pan.  
Bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 10 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. 


  1. I'd never thought of using crumbs like that in a bread, but bananas and graham crackers really go together. Great SRC choice.

  2. Wow, graham crackers in a baked bread....interesting! Makes sense though.

  3. Wow, what a clever secret ingredient! I bet the Nilla Wafer version would be awesome, too. Now I'm craving banana bread … and banana pudding with nilla wafers! Ha! =)

  4. Oh my, this sounds so good! I'm a big fan of banana bread, and I'm so intrigued by the use of Graham crackers!!


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