So back to a post you might be interested in other then powder compacts .... I've been eyeing up the idea of making banana bread for a while but being somewhat new to baking especially loafs/cakes I thought I'd wait till I had a little more experience under my rolling pin. Then we had four overly ripped bananas left and the opportunity arose to make some use out of them! For a first attempt it came out rather well and being a recipe that's very simple, quick to make and uses up fruit you might of otherwise have thrown out I thought I'd pass it along.
3 ripped bananas all smashed and mashed up
1/3 of a cup of melted butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 and a half cups of all purpose flour.
You start off by smashing and mashing the life out of your bananas. I guess you could blend them but I hacked them to death with a fork against the edge of a bowl. Once they look like baby food add in your melted butter.
Mix in the sugar, an egg and the vanilla extract. Then add in the baking soda and lastly the flour.
Pour into a pre-lined loaf tin and bake on 350F/175C for an hour.
There are plenty of recipes out there with different takes on it - some even chocolate based. Next time I'm thinking of perhaps throwing in some raisins and/or nuts too. I've been eating it with butter but I'm sure it tastes grand even without that. I do have to hide it though because it's rather tasty and if I didn't I'd munch my way through it before the boy got home.
Are you a fan of the olde banana bread?