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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Easy Peasy Banana Bread
Have some mushy, old bananas sitting in a bowl that no one will eat? Well, don't throw it out!! Make some banana bread!!
I have an easy recipe that will get rid of them and make a yummy dessert or quick breakfast.
3 overripe mashed bananas (brown spots make them extra yummy)
1/2 cup (or one stick) of butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 cup walnuts (optional)
How to make:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F, spray some non stick spray onto a bread loaf pan
2. Mix the softened butter and brown sugar until well incorporated and fluffy. About 5 minutes on a medium-low speed
Almost! Not quite as fluffy and mixed.
Just like this! Light and mixed!
3. Add the eggs and mashed bananas
Looking kinda runny now.
4. Pour in flour, salt, and baking soda, mix until it's just moistened. Then add the optional walnuts. Pour into the baking pan and bake for about 55-60 minutes.
This recipes makes a heavy, dense loaf. It will not be light and fluffy like angel food cake, but it tastes awesome! Just store in a ziploc bag right on the counter. Add a nice light dusting of powdered sugar and *drool* it's a yummy dessert!