Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Treat of the Week #6

Bananas are funny. I always feel like its very important to buy them, but for the most part they always just go bad. They enter my house under the best on intentions, I have visions of banans slices on cereal and smoothies galore only to be left with black bananas attracting fruitflies. On Friday the 6 overripe bananas I had sitting on my counter guilted me into baking. But I guess you could say, life seems to give me forgotten bananas, so I've finally remembered to make banana bread. Here is the easiest banana bread recipe EVER and it always comes out perfect. I usually double this so I can make two loaves at a time, one simply just goes too fast in our house. There are a few variations I have tried and love that are listed at the end of the recipe for you experimenters.

Quick and Easy Banana Bread

Cream together (I just put it all in with my whipping attachement on the kitchen aid and let it go!)

3 bananas
1 c. sugar

Add to above:

1 egg
1/2 c. melted shortening, butter, or oil

Sift together and add, stirring all together, until just moistened:

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda

Optional: Add - 1/2 cup walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Let cool and serve with butter or cream cheese.


Use macadamia nuts instead of walnuts
Spread with nutella instead of butter
Add to the batter a ½ tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for a spicy bread great in the fall.


Abi said...

You could also sub in chocolate chips instead of walnuts. That's my favorite kind of banana bread!

Sara Walker said...

I'm in love with this recipe! I've looked it up on your blog 3 times now, and finally thought I'd better just right it down. We made them this morning (prego girls can't fast)and I made them as muffins instead of bread and baked for 20 min. instead of an hour. Thanks for sharing!