I don't have a lot to say about this bread. Except that the past week of my life was about a hundred percent better for having made it. And that you should make it today. :)
Whole Wheat and Millet Banana Bread
from Joy the Baker
makes 2 loaves
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
4 medium bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raw millet, rinsed
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Spray two 8x4 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, oil, sugars, and eggs. Beat until thoroughly incorporated. Whisk in the vanilla, buttermilk, and mashed bananas.
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir in millet. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the well. Use a spatula to fold the batter together.
Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.