Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recipe: Banana Bread!

Today I am going to share our favorite banana bread recipe!  It seems everyone has a recipe for banana bread and I don't think I've ever tasted banana bread I didn't like. :)  I got this recipe about 12 years ago from my former boss.  It is delicious, homemade, and best of all, very easy to make.  And the bonus is how your house smells while its baking!  Lets get started!

Start by taking 3 very ripe bananas and mash them with a fork.  Mix with 1 cup sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.

***  True story:  When Jessica was about 2 we would name objects and she would tell us what color they were.  She knew her colors very well at an early age.  One day Kevin said "banana" and Jess said " black"!  We could not stop laughing because a) it was so cute and b) it was so true.  At least in our house it is!  ***

It should be a runny consistency, like this...

Next you add the following:

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs, well beaten...the eggs, not the kids!

1 stick butter, melted...I know, I know but it really is necessary.  Mix well.

Add 2 cups flour and mix again!

Now we can have some fun!  I ALWAYS add chocolate chips!  You can also add pecans (my favorite but not the kids), walnuts, whatever you think will work!  Sometimes I make a loaf, sometimes muffins*, sometimes both!

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes.  Do watch it as it can burn the bottom and sides quickly.  Just sayin.

*muffins bake about 17ish minutes.  Watch carefully.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I can testify that this is truly yummy, having had it for breakfast at your house. I love the 'black banana' story. I can hear Jess saying it. : )

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. X


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