Banana Bread

I love spotted bananas. I think the people that like them green or semi-green are just plain crazy. There’s no flavor in a hard, green banana! But even I have to call it at some point, and I just so happened to have a stash of bananas about a day away from the point of no return.  Then I stumbled on this recipe over at Simply Recipes, and then after a few minor tweaks, there was banana bread.

I prefer most of the sweetness to come from the bananas, so feel free to up the sugar if you need to.

Banana Bread

3 or 4 ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mash bananas.  Add melted butter, and mix.  Mix in the egg, sugar, and vanilla.  Sprinkle baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg over mixture and mix.  Mix in flour last and stir until everything is incorporated.  Transfer mixture to a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan.  Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool on a cooling rack.  Remove from pan and slice and serve.


2 thoughts on “Banana Bread

  1. I have finally decided to stretch my cooking wings & try a new recipe every week. This sounds absolutely lovely. Definitely going to try it out! Thanks for posting 🙂

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