Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Banana Bread!

So, I made banana bread last night, and it was AMAZING. We had a bunch of brown bananas in our freezer that were begging to be used. I used a recipe off of allrecipes.com, but tweaked it.
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
I added: a dash of cinnamon, probably another 1/3 cup of bananas, a dash of vanilla, and 1/2 a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt [and cinnamon]. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar [and vanilla]. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes [this was more like 1:15], until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
Perfect use for gross bananas. This is a really easy recipe for a beginning baker too, because well, I'm not a perfect measurer, nor am I a particularly experienced chef. Not to mention, banana bread is a wonderful comfort food that makes you feel like you're getting some nutritional value.


  1. this sounds fab. i'm going to try it as soon as my bananas start browning. i'll have to hide a few from B to do that :)

  2. Sounds great. I have a go to recipe but this sound great. Thanks. Looking forward to more posts.