I love bananas; i eat one banana everyday for breakfast. I love the slightly under-ripe (green) kind, i can also eat it when it just turns yellow, but i won’t eat it if it has brown spots. I happen to have a couple of over-ripe bananas, so i decided to make banana bread.
Here’s the recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/
- 2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled
- 1/3 cup melted butter (or vegetable oil)
- 1/2 cup of sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (can replace with 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter (or oil) into the mashed bananas.
3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren’t crumbly.)
The bread turned out really great! The smell was amazing; the fragrant aroma of bananas filled my kitchen. The bread looked really rustic, like a log. The crust was crunchy but the inside was soft. Super yummy, excellent for breakfast. This is a really easy banana bread! 🙂