So I will start by saying this. I hate waste….I try our best to not par take in it. I purge, I sell, I donate….I used to compost but a dog and a toddler made it a little crazy.
I have been buying tons of fruit lately. 1. It’s super good right now-right? 2. It’s the one thing Row will eat. That being said it keeps spoiling and I hate having to eat watermelon day after day. So bananas. The are spoiling so fast and I’m always throwing them out. Last week I froze them. Introduce banana bread.
Let me first say I don’t like banana bread. I avoid it. Hubs doesn’t either but I thought let’s give it a go-what’s the worst that could happen?
I scoured the internet reading tons of banana bread recipes. I changed and tweaked and subtracted and added and the result? We-the banana bread haters-ate the whole thing. Of course Row didn’t because apparently a baked good with fruit in it didn’t seem right to her. So here it is…….
The Best Banana Bread Recipe-you’re welcome!
3-4 very ripe medium bananas-mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
walnuts as desired-none for me. I can’t handle nuts in baked goods.
Preheat oven to 325. Spray your loaf baking dish with nonstick spray-I like the butter kind for baked goods. In a medium bowl combine the mashes bananas, eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. I loved having the bananas frozen! Then I had them thaw for a couple minutes because they pretty much came out mushy. Mix thoroughly-and I mean thoroughly because if you don’t you’ll have big banana blobs in the baked loaf which look unappealing-believe me. Then add the dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly-important again because the salt needs to be dispersed. Add walnuts if desired.
Pour batter in baking dish and cook for about an hour to an hour and ten minutes.
Walah-you are done!
It was soooo good. Oh and now I can just freeze all those bananas!!!