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.