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Old 01-13-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Almonds in banana bread

I will be making Audeo's banana bread again tonight. I don't feel like going to the store though. I have all the ingredients except for the walnuts. I do have almonds though. Do you think that would work, or do you think it would be better to leave the nuts out altogether? I will probably use them, but I was just curious about everyone else's tastes.

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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I'd use them GB. I haven't used walnuts yet--I love pecans. Are they slivered? Just toast them like you do any other nuts, but watch them closely if they're slivered as they'll toast FAST.

I'm hooked on the stuff too--if I don't make it every week, I get a craving for it! :oops:
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thanks PA Baker. Yes they are slivers so I will make sure not to take my eyes off them.

Yeah I really love this banana bread. We have a hard time in my house though, because we both love bananas so it is hard to keep a few around to ripen without eating them
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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Yay, fruit AND nuts covered in the first few posts in our new thread!
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gb that's the only way to make a recipe your own.
try it why not?? you might like it better than with
the walnuts... one never knows
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:39 PM   #6
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You are absolutely right Middie. I am going to use the almonds and I am also going to add peanut butter chips
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gb... now [/b]THAT
sounds incredible !!!!

please let us know how that came out
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I certainly will.
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OK here is the verdict...Walnuts are better. I used the almonds and I also put in peanut butter chips. Now as far as nuts go, almonds are one of my favorites and walnuts are close to the bottom of my nut list. Don't get me wrong, I do like walnuts, but compared to all other nuts they just are not my favorite. In banana bread though, the walnuts work much better for me. The almonds were good, but the flavors did not compliment each other as well as I had hoped. The big surprise for me though was that I liked it better without the peanut butter chips too. They were a bit over powering. I did use a lot of chips so maybe if I cut the amount down it would be better, but I think next time I will use walnuts and not chips.

While it was baking though, my wife was in heaven. She stayed near the kitchen to just smell it. She said it was the best smell ever :) And that is coming from a pregnant lady who has had a lot of trouble with smells during her pregnancy.
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Thanks for letting us know how it came out, GB. You'll have to try pecans sometime, too. They lend the meatiness that the walnuts do, too, but I prefer the taste and texture of a pecan over a walnut.
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