Thursday, July 21, 2011
Banana Banana Bread
It's been years since I last ate banana bread and so I've been craving it. Bananas were on sale so that seemed like a sign to go ahead and make it now. It was almost torture having to wait for several days while the bananas slowly ripened on my counter. When those little black spots appeared, I was overjoyed. Finally, I was going to satisfy my craving.
Unfortunately, I couldn't remember what recipe I used to use in the past but that was okay because it meant I got to try out a new one instead. The Banana Banana Bread from Allrecipes seemed like a sure thing what with all the high ratings and I liked that the ratio of flour to bananas was equal.
I eagerly mixed it all up, popped it in the oven, and then waited for what seemed like forever before they were fully baked and ready to eat. I cut myself a still warm slice marveling at how moist the bread looked. The taste was awesome. It was full of banana flavor and wasn't at all overly sweet or greasy. I still would love to try other banana bread recipes to see how they all compare, but for now, this one's a keeper.
I gave away one mini loaf and carefully wrapped up the leftover slices on a plate to savor later that afternoon. Imagine my dismay when I came home and found that ANTS and more ANTS were enjoying MY banana bread instead. And to think, I only got to eat one piece!!! Wahhhh. Oh well, I'll just have to make more.
Banana Banana Bread (Allrecipes)
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 c. mashed overripe bananas
I added 2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5 in. loaf pan or two mini loaf pans.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla. Stir in the eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan(s).
Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 for large pan and 45-50 min. for mini loaves, or until the loaves test done. Let bread cool in pan(s) for 10 min., then turn out onto a wire rack.