This banana bread recipe is from an online source that I like to peak at once in a while. I'd never made banana bread before this recipe, but I've tried other people's banana breads and they just don't compare. The others are usually too dry or lacking in flavor. You know, when they taste more like bread than bananas--- YUCK!
When I eat banana bread, I expect a moist, banana flavored explosion! HA! I really like this recipe because that's what you get.
First off, there are a great deal of people who don't like to wait for their bananas to get that perfect brown in order to make banana bread. I'm one of those people. What I do is take my bananas when they're starting to get little spots on them and put them in the freezer for a day.
The next day, take them out and allow them to thaw on the counter. This makes them nice and brown, as you can see here.
Next, take a fork and mash up the bananas. You want them to be completely thawed when you do this because you're going to be adding melted butter.
Here's a look at the ingredients I used. The bowl in the foreground is 1 beaten egg. The other bowl has my melted butter.
After you mix the butter into the mashed bananas, you want to put 1 cup of sugar, the beaten egg, and the vanilla into the bowl and mix thoroughly. After that's mixed up well, spriinkle the salt and baking soda on top and mix in.
Finally, you add the flour and mix well. I like to sift my flour, otherwise you end up with globs of flour in your bread when you get done.
The final steps are, of course, pour into a greased bread pan and bake at 350° F for about 1 hour. Watch it though, because ovens vary you'll want to make sure yours doesn't burn!
Doesn't it look delicious! Sorry about the missing slice, but I think you'll agree that nothing tastes better than fresh baked bread from the oven!!!
3 or 4 Bananas
5 1/3 Tbs. Butter/ Margarine (Pick your poison!)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg - beaten
2 tsp. Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cups Flour
Keep on cookin'!