Foodie Friday…Delish Banana Bread!


Nothing sweet to nosh on…woe is me.  Then my little eye spies some almost-too-ripe bananas on the counter.  Banana bread is the answer!  Here is a recipe that I got years ago and have fine-tuned it a little bit.  I know some people love to add walnuts, etc…to their banana bread and I think that would be great.  Here is a simple, no-nut version that you can make your own.  Feel free to “go nuts.”  Hardy-har-har.  🙂

Homemade Banana Bread

Ingredients:

-3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed (I just use a potato masher)

-1/3 c. melted butter (margarine works too)

-1 c. sugar (could be reduced to 3/4 c.)

-1 egg, beaten

-1 t. vanilla

-1 T. baking soda

-Pinch of salt

-1 t. cinnamon

-1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

Directions:

*Note:  This recipe doesn’t require a mixer, a wooden spoon works just fine

1.  Preheat the oven 350 degrees.  Mash bananas in big mixing bowl.

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2.  With wooden spoon, mix melted butter into the mashed bananas.  Then add sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla.

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3.  Sprinkle baking soda, salt, and cinnamon over the mixture then mix together.

 

IMG_25224.  Add the flour last, mixing it in a small amount at a time.  Batter will be slightly lumpy.

 

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5.  Pour into a prepared loaf pan.

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6.  Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  I always check mine at 45 minutes and go from there.  Bread is done when the top is springy to the touch, edges are golden brown, and a cake tester (or wooden skewer) comes out clean.

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Enjoy!

IMG_2527Have a great weekend!

 

 

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