Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned piece of banana bread?
Making banana bread is such a delicious way to use up those old bananas that no one will eat,
and we get quite a few of those around here.
No one will touch a banana if there’s even a speck of brown on them. Pickypants house, I tell ya.
So this week I tackled my growing stash of ripe bananas and made a loaf.
Now it really feels like the holidays are over!
This is comfort food at it’s best…perfect for wintery January.
Best Ever Banana Bread
- 1⅓ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ⅓ cup butter or margarine
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Then beat the flour mix into the butter mix, until it has the consistency of brown sugar.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time.
- Fold in the mashed banana.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
Recipe from The Joy of Cooking
- You can add a 1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips to the batter after you have folded in the bananas.
- It’s really delicious to generously sprinkle on Vanilla Bean Sugar to the top of the loaf before baking.
- If you find you don’t have extra bananas around your house, most grocery stores have a section of more ripe bananas that are more inexpensive to buy than regular bananas, and are perfect for baking.
So, on a side note I always wonder this time of year, what are you making in your kitchen?
Are you still eating leftovers, or do you eat differently in January?
Do you have any good crockpot recipes, or casseroles?
Anyway, have a delicious day!