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Banana Raisin Bread Recipe

"Toasted slices of this moist banana bread are wonderful for breakfast," reports Jackie Kew of Grand Island, New York. "For a special treat, I sometimes substitute chocolate chips for half or all of the raisins," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add raisins and walnuts. Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 140 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.