Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Banana Bread

For some unknown reason I have bananas that aren't being eaten by my kiddos.
I actually find this to be a good thing because I LOVE banana bread, but normally my bananas don't sit long enough to get all mushy and gross...perfect for banana bread.

So today I decided to jump on the opportunity.

I normally make my mother-in-law's banana bread. It's SO good and my husband loves when I make it.
I can't find the recipe though and I needed to make it this morning...couldn't wait until she got home from work and could give me the recipe.

I found a recipe online and tweaked it just a smidge. So here it is.

2 cups of flour, 1tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 1/2 cups mashed bananas (I used 4 bananas), 1 stick of butter, 2 eggs & 3/4ish cups brown sugar

First you mix the flour with the baking soda and salt.

Next, mash up the bananas.
You can use a fork or whatever...I used my Mix N Chop.

Next, mix the butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Mix it up until it looks like this.

Mix the sugar/butter mixture in with the bananas.

It'll be all lovely and goopey.

Now you beat the eggs. I used the same bowl as I did for the butter/sugar.  It's all going to the same place, right?

Pour them in with the bananas.

Add the flour mixture.

Mix it all together until you have a nice, lumpy batter.

Next you want to grease and flour a bread pan.

I use Crisco, wipe it on with a paper towel and then dust it with flour.

Pour the batter in and even it out.

This is where my tweaking comes in. It's crazy and genius.

Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of brown sugar on top.
Yeah, that's it...nothing special. But oh, so delicious.

Bake it at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the bread pan.

You can let it cool, but I prefer to slice it up right out of the oven and smother it with butter.

And I'm a happy woman.


  1. Annie - Your Mom is a church friend of mine and has passed along your super great blog! I love it...I have passed it along to other young Mom friends of mine, too! This recipe was fun and easy. I enjoyed having my netbook in the kitchen with me while I followed along with your pictures and instructions. Thanks.

    Becky Barnfather

  2. Thank you, Becky!! I'm glad you liked it!