Yummy Banana Bread!
Last time I went grocery shopping, which was maybe a week ago, I bought bananas. I love bananas, and I thought "Yeah, these would be good for breakfast smoothies." Plus, they were on sale, so I bought a bunch. Fast forward, and we now have three overripe bananas sitting on the counter. Overripe bananas, as you know, are mushy and gross when eaten alone. So, how can I take these more-brown-than-yellow bananas and put them to good use? The answer, my friends, is Banana Bread. Banana Bread is quick, easy, and turns soggy bananas into something delicious. Here's what you'll need: 3 Bananas 8 Tablespoons (one stick) of butter, softened or melted 2 Eggs 1 Cup of sugar 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1 Teaspoon baking SODA 1 1/4 Cups flour 1/3 Cup walnuts (optional) 1 Teaspoon cinnamon (optional) A dash of Vanilla extract (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mash up the bananas and mix in the melted butter. Add the two eggs and mix well. Add the sugar, salt, baking soda, walnuts (if using) cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir until combined, then add the flour.
Once your batter is complete, pour it into a well-greased bread pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, then use a toothpick or knife to make sure it's cooked in the middle.
Let me tell you, this is probably the moistest Banana Bread I've ever made. I didn't have walnuts, and my husband hates them anyway, so those didn't get put in. I also added the cinnamon and vanilla to the recipe because you can't have Banana Bread without those. Some other things you can add include chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, pecans, berries, or even some spices like clove, ginger, and nutmeg. Get creative!
This Banana Bread is the perfect thing for breakfast-on-the-go, a midday snack, or even an after-dinner dessert. Just be sure to eat it while you can because it won't last long at all!
You can find the original recipe at Mr. Breakfast. All photos are my own.