Louis Remolde: The Single Baker




Usually everything King Arthur Post I immediately want to jump into kitchen and start cracking eggs. This Banana was just what I needed for a cold winter morning with a good cup of coffee.The whole wheat flour adds a very nice hardiness and nutty flavor; and lets face it much healthier then all-purpose flour. I also added dark chocolate chunks and sliced almonds.

I did make a few changes to the OG recipe which can be found at One of the amazing things King Arthur does is they also give you different variations and substitutions ideas.


4-5 ripe Bananas about 2 cups

1/2 cup Vegetable oil

1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspooon nutmeg

1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

1/2 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven 350° F. Grease a 9″ x5″or a 4″ x 11 1/2″ loaf pan.

In a large bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, oil, sugar,eggs, and vanilla.

Mix flours baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a small bowl toss the chocolate chunks and almond with a teaspoon of All-Purpose flour; this will hold them in place while baking and not sink to the bottom. 

 Now mix the dry with the wet ingredients; mix thoroughly. Add Nuts and chocolate; Scoop the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle some granulated sugar and cinnamonon on top.

Bake the bread for 60 -70 minutes. The toothpick test works best. Poke a toothpick into center; if clean its finished ; batter on the toothpick ,it needs more time.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes.then loosen the edges and turn out to cool completely.this bread will last serveral days , and can be frozen!

I hope you love this recipe and add your flare to it as well happy baking !!!!!!!


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Orange Cranberry Bread

I love this flavorful easy Quick Bread. The name says it all. Back in the day when people still were socially interacting with their neighbors Ladies would without a doubt serve somekind of after dinner and dishes Snack for the adults. The coffee and Tea was served, the cigarettes were burning, and Little Johnny was sent to his room to dream about one day walking on the moon.

Quick Breads was were I started my passion for baking. I recieved a book Called “The Ladies Who Lunch” cookbook and immediately fell in love with every bit of the writings and recipes.

I’m against eating on the run, but this bread is a great travel companion. I have also switched up the dried fruit in these breads. You could also add honey or nuts. Play around and have fun! And they can also be frozen and taken out for anytime.

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar *
2 eggs beaten
2 tablespoons butter ,melted
2 tablespoons hot water
6 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup or more Orange rind
1 Cup dried cranberries cut up

* I used half the requried sugar
** 1/2 cup chopped nuts optional

Preheat oven 325°
Whisk and then sift dry ingredients together. Combine egg, butter, hot water, orange juice, and orange rind. add to dry ingredients mixing throughly.
Fold in cranberries. (if using nuts add them as well)
Pour batter into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan
Bake for one hour.
Test with a toothpick .image

Adapted from the cookbook “Ladies Who Lunch”

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