Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Simply Banana Bread

Simply Banana Bread

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar (I modify to use less and substitute some stevia or agave nectar)
2 cups mashed very ripe bananas
4 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour

In large mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add bananas, eggs and vanilla.  Combine baking soda and flour separately and add to banana mixture; stirring just enough to moisten the flour.  Pour batter into 2 greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans (or can use 4-6 smaller pans).  Bake at 350 for 50 to 55 minutes or until bread tests done (toothpick comes out relatively clean).  Don't over bake.  Run knife around edge and turn out immediately.  Cool on wire rack. 

Note:  You can add nuts, but I prefer without and then don't have to worry about allergies. 

I love baking.  It is warm and comforting.  I love the sweet smell that fills the whole house.  It makes me think of visiting my grandma's house, in Kansas, as a child.  Grandma made candies, homemade rolls and boiled custard.  I lean toward cakes, cookies and quick breads; always looking for the simple and easy, but yummy recipes. 

This banana bread is super easy and always a hit.  It's great for welcoming new neighbors or make in small loaves to give as gifts.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this was so good, we made this on sunday and i am enjoying it for breakfast every morning !

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