Pipe Dream #315: To Be Fundamental – Flour’s Famous Banana Bread


Who names their bakery ‘Flour?’ That’s a little bit presumptuous, don’t you think? You take basically the foundation of all baking and claim it as yours, like your bakery is somehow fundamental to the trade while trying to be “trendy” by using one simple word as your business name.


I won’t take issue with it Flour though. This banana bread is called the best by many, and I can see why. Simple technique, near-dead bananas and toasted walnuts, which I think I’ve decided are the only appropriate mix in. Even chocolate chips somehow make banana bread less classic.



I split the batter into two pans so I could gift a loaf, but it sure would have fit in one for a taller, more majestic banana bread. That is, if any quick bread can be described as majestic.




Oh yes. It can.



Flour’s Famous Banana Bread

Adapted slightly from Flour

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line two small loaf pans with parchment paper.Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into the two lined loaf pans and bake for about 35-50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.

1 Response to “Pipe Dream #315: To Be Fundamental – Flour’s Famous Banana Bread”

  1. 1 Nine Cent Girl February 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Very cute name for a bakery, and very delicious photos!!! Yes, please

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