Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Banana Bread

This post is looooooooooooong overdue.  I've been meaning to post a recipe for like 6 months..so here it is.

I had some overripe bananas that I didn't want to go to waste so I thought...Banana Bread!

I looked up a recipe online and it was fabulous!  Bennett was the best banana masher in the house!  He loves to help in the kitchen.  I found it here.

It was so good he had to close his eyes to lick the spoon!

I added pecans for a little crunch.

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • I added 1/2 cup pecans to change it up a bit

METHODNo need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.