Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Makes 1 Bundt or 2 Loaves or 12 Muffins
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 overripe bananas, mashed
1/2 - 1 cup chopped nuts, depending on how nutty you want it
Place bananas in a mixer and beat until mushy. Mix in sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and beat after each addition. Add all the dry ingredients and stir well. Add vanilla and nuts and mix. Pour into a greased bundt pan, 2 loaf pans, or a muffin tin and bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes.
Banana bread is so versatile. It can be sliced thinly and used to make peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. It can be spread with butter and eaten for breakfast. Or it can even be spread with frosting and eaten for dessert! There are so many ways to eat banana bread. My parents prefer theirs with frosting, as do my kids, of course! I like fresh out of the oven, sliced warm with a little butter on it. I could eat banana bread for breakfast every day! Another great thing about this recipe is that it makes use of those brown bananas we all seem to acquire sitting on our countertops!