Thursday, October 23, 2008

When Life Gives You Mushy Bananas make Banana Bread

I love banana bread. It is so easy to make and so good to eat. Here is a simple recipe that tastes scrumptious. You can add spices and nuts to your taste.

Banana bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  2. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Get a helper to mix the dry ingredients.

Then mix the wet ingredients.

Don't forget to mash up the bananas.

An audience is always good.

Pour the batter into a bread pan and put it in the oven.

There you have it, yummy banana bread!


Katie said...

Banana bread/muffins is a HUGE hit in our house. To make it a bit easier, I stick the overripe bananas in the freezer. I thaw them out in a bowl in the fridge the night before. They slide right out of the peel and they're nice and mushy, I think it gives a nicer texture and just makes them easier to mash in general!

Soul Pockets said...

Great tip Katie, thanks!

Katie said...

You're welcome! They look weird but I promise they taste just fine ;)