Thursday, June 3, 2010

Banana Bread

If you are anything like me, just the idea of touching an overripe banana, let alone eating it makes you want to throw up. There's just something icky about the texture. Can't do it.

We don't generally have overripe bananas in the house here. In fact, I often find myself making extra grocery store trips every week to get more. Four kids will do that. Too bad it's not warmer here. I could use a banana tree.

Anyway, if by chance you happen to have bananas that have gone past their prime, they are still useful! We usually put them into smoothies, but they can be used for something even better. Banana bread. Yum.

This is one of those recipes that can be fairly easily tweaked.

Banana Bread
- 3/4 cup sugar
- stick of butter, room temp.
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 overripe mashed bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups flour (plus 1 tbsp if above 3500 ft.)

Beat sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time, then vanilla and bananas. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture, stirring just until combined.

Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for one hour.

- 1/2 cup walnuts (no other change to recipe)
- 1/4 dried cranberries (no other change to recipe)
- 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips (no other change to recipe)
- 1 cup blueberries (decrease to one banana and add another 1/4 cup sugar)

1 comment:

  1. I have a great recipe that never fails me...and very close to this...but less flour more sugar and 1/2 a cup of applesauce instead of 2 eggs. It is delicious and one of my favorites....too bad bananas never last long here either.


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