Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Banana Bread

It seems like I don't get around to baking all that often anymore, especially from scratch.  I'm not sure why since it's usually just a few ingredients more to make something from scratch than from a box.  I guess it has become a comfort thing.  Easy to throw together and you know how it will taste.  When I saw our bananas that had been left uneaten and were quickly turning brown, I knew I wanted to make some banana bread.  I love all kinds of breads, with banana being one of my favorites!  However, I don't know the last time I actually made it, if ever.  I went searching online for a quick and easy recipe.  Seems I found the perfect one on Simply Recipes and just had to share it with you.  Mixing it took just five minutes and then I put it in the oven to bake for an hour.  Not too many ingredients and I had all of them on hand.  Simple and delicious.  This is a great recipe to have the kids help you make too. 

Banana Bread
(Adapted from Simply Recipes)

4 Ripe Bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350.  With a wooden spoon, mix butter and bananas in a large bowl.  Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Sprinkle baking soda and salt in and mix.  Finally, stir in flour until combined.  Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan.  Bake for 1 hour.  Cool on a rack.  Remove from pan and slice to serve. 

You could also add mix-ins to this recipe.  Try chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, raisins, dried cherries, cranberries, or grated orange rind.  Enjoy!

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