Banana Yeast Bread

      by Jenn Bolen - Top Finisher 2012 Tulsa State Fair, Fleischmann's Yeast "Sensational Sandwich Bread" Contest

      Fleishmann's Yeast Sandwich Recipes


      3/4 cup milk

      1/2 cup butter

      1/2 cup brown sugar

      5 1/4 - 6 cups all-purpose flour

      2 packages Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast

      2 teaspoons cinnamon

      1 teaspoon salt

      3 eggs

      3 ripe bananas

      1 teaspoon water

      Sandwich Filling:

      2 tablespoons peanut butter

      1/2 tablespoon honey

      1/2 apple, thinly sliced

      • In a small saucepan, cook and stir milk, butter and sugar over medium heat until butter is melted. Cool mixture to 120 to 130 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, Fleischmann's yeast, cinnamon, salt, 2 eggs, bananas and milk mixture. Beat on low until combined. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Punch down dough; divide in half. Shape into loaf form, place into greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Beat remaining egg with water; brush over tops of loaves. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
      • For sandwich filling: peanut butter mixed with honey, topped with thinly sliced apples.