White Whole Wheat Banana bread, a review and a Giveaway!
My answer was “Oh, Yes Please!”
If you read my blog regularly you know that I’ve been experimenting with using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. If you’re new to my blog, I’ve had some successes, like my Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake. I’ve also been trying to perfect my Overnight Oatmeal bread with whole wheat instead of all-purpose flour.
I received a package from My Blog Spark this week, squee! it included a coupon for a free bag of Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour (I used my freebie coupon at Walmart), recipe cards, and a beautiful, blue flour canister (which was made in the U.S.A.). I thought that was pretty neat!
These items were gifted to me through My Blog Spark so I could try the product and tell you, my lovely readers, what I think about Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour.
I love this flour! It is made with hard white spring wheat, instead of hard red spring wheat like most whole wheat flours.
The white spring wheat has a taste and texture similar to all-purpose white flour.
I have found that it is very easy to increase my use of whole wheat white flour by replacing 25 to 50 percent of the recipe’s flour content with whole wheat flour. In some recipes I have simply used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
When using whole wheat flour, I increase the liquid (usually I add yogurt) to keep the batter nice and moist. You could also convert your all-purpose flour recipe by decreasing the flour by a few tablespoons per cup of flour used.
I made White Whole Wheat Banana Bread. I made a double batch (as usual) and I used the white whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. I also added 1 cup of greek vanilla yogurt.
I made 1 large loaf and 1 bunt style loaf. The bread is flavorful, moist, and it tastes awesome! Half of the bunt loaf is already gone. The taste is very similar to the all-purpose flour flavor and I feel better about serving the whole wheat version to my family.
Here is what you need to make a single batch.
- 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, softened
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 cup of sugar (you can use 1/2 cup splenda and 1/2 cup sugar if you want to)
- 2 eggs
- 3 or 4 mashed RIPE (trust me on this, the riper the better) bananas
- 1 TBSP of milk
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 2 cups of Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup of nuts (optional)
You’ll find the rest of my No Fail Banana bread recipe here…Banana Bread
Now for the Giveaway!
One lucky ducky will win a gift pack just like the one I received. The giveaway is open to USA residents, ages 18 and up. Winner will be selected using Random.org .
In order to enter, just leave me a comment telling me what recipe you’d like to convert to white whole wheat flour. It’s that simple. Easy Peasy right?
9/18/11**And now for a neat surprise. Go to the Betty Crocker website. Look through the recipes listed here. These recipes all use White whole wheat flour. Pick one recipe from this website that you would like to try using the white whole wheat flour. Return to the giveaway and leave a comment telling me which recipe from the Betty Crocker website you would like to try. Doing this will give you a 2nd entry in the giveaway.
Please mark that entry as Entry #2 **
Here are a few lovely links…..
- Betty Crocker’s Website Recipes, ideas, and coupons!
- Betty Crocker’s Facebook page Like them, you know you want to!
- A Dash of Domestic’s Facebook page Like me, I know I want you to!
This giveaway will be open until 9/22/11 at 9 pm central time zone. Then I will use random.org to choose a winner.
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