We had a bowlful of super ripe bananas and quite a few kids wanting a sweet treat – so what did we do? We baked some delicious banana bread! Who doesn’t like banana bread?
It’s easy to prepare, it can be frozen and enjoyed on another day or eaten right away. It’s perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Serve with freshly whipped cream, butter or simply on its’ own. Banana bread is also great for picnics, traveling (think muffins or thick slabs) or given as a gift – who wouldn’t love to receive a loaf of freshly baked banana bread?
Also, if your short on time, but have some overly ripe bananas – don’t throw them away, simply peel and freeze. Frozen ripe bananas work great for banana bread too!
Here’s what you’ll need;
4-5 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (or less if you’d prefer)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
dash of cinnamon and raw can sugar (if desired)
Here’s what to do;
Beat the egg.
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
Using a wooden spoon mix melted butter and vanilla with bananas, then add to dry ingredients just until moistened.
That’s it for mixing then,
pour into buttered loaf pan.
and, if desired, sprinkle with raw can sugar and a dash of cinnamon for added texture, crunch and flavor. Serving a crowd? Double recipe (as we did) and use a sheet pan…
Bake at 350F for one hour.
Cool on rack. Slice and serve.
PS. Apologies to those of you wanting to print without all the photos. While I’ve learned it’s possible, I’m still needing to learn how, so until then, my apologies…
- One of my favorite recipe…the Banana Bread! (beautyandfoodblog.wordpress.com)