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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Banana Bread

bread and in the past I've done it in my bread machine. I wanted to try something different and tried to get away from that huge bread machine slice. So I searched the web for a "good" banana bread recipes. Now mind you I had already checked with my mom for her recipe. She always made great banana bread. I never liked nuts in things and she would make a special loaf just for me. She would use an empty soup can and make mine without nuts. I loved it, it came out in those little round slices. Well her recipe is a combination of a few recipes (sound familiar?) and when I made it it just wasn't the same as hers. The one I found is a keeper I got it from Elise at Simple Recipe and I think she got it from somewhere else. The best recipes are passed down.

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

It was easy, and I didn't need a mixer. It tasted great! I am filing this one in my recipe box. Easy peasy! I love being able to use up those bananas that Maranda won't touch once it has a spot on it. We also have a bunch of bananas (no, I mean literally a "bunch") on the tree right now that needs to be harvested soon. Then we get tons at once. I think I need a good banana pancake recipe!

Do you have any tried and true recipes that you could share?


  1. How I wish I can have this for my morning breakfast.:D

  2. My kids won't touch a banana with a spot on it, either.

  3. You know Lyndsey, lately I'm quite addicted to this kind banana bread and also banana cake. Yeap, still trying to control my appetite. hehe.... Your banana bread looks so moist and lovely, such nicely baked! Cheers.

  4. I love banana bread. I use martha stewart's recipe its really good:). Your's looks great. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  5. This banana bread recipe looks absolutely delightful. Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of your foodie friends.

  6. Anncoo - I did enjoy this for breakfast!

    TKW - Isn't if funny what they get in their head? It's not like the spots are on the inside!

    Kristy - Thanks you, this is such a simple recipe to make and we actually finished the whole thing (unusual for my small family) They always seem to leave one or two pieces.

    Hanna - Thanks, I'll have to check out Martha's recipe. I use her pie crust recipe (along with my grandma's).

    Velva - Thank you for visiting. You have some great recipes on yours. I'll have to go back when I have more time to spend on it.

  7. oh wow this looks yummy, great with a glass of milk before bed, well i am hungry!

  8. Chow and Chatter - Thank you, and thanks for visiting. I have been visiting your blog too. I really like it.

  9. I love that your mom made special bread in a empty soup can just for you! Your bread looks delicious!

  10. Thank you, the nice thing about baking is it reminds you of family.


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