story behind this goodie: This is such a staple Fall treat, and it happens to be by total chance. My intention was to make Banana Walnut Bread, that quickly went sour when I realized I did not have walnuts or a few other ingredients that the recipe I had called for. I would have to say the outcome was very pleasing. I brought this to work and my employees LOVED it. It’s so yummy paired with a glass of milk, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/8 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons milk (I use 2%)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 ripe medium-large bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped almond slices
1/3 cup chopped almond slices (in addition to 1/2 cup)
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and dust with flour.
Blend the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Mix the egg, sugar, and vegetable oil until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and when blended, add the milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas; mix well.
Fold 1/2 cup of almond slices and pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Top the batter with remaining 1/3 cup of almond slices.
Bake for 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.