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
-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
*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.
2. With wooden spoon, mix melted butter into the mashed bananas. Then add sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla.
3. Sprinkle baking soda, salt, and cinnamon over the mixture then mix together.
5. Pour into a prepared loaf pan.
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.