Banana Bread

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This morning I made turkey sausage wrapped in croissant dough, baked it on 350 for 20 minutes and  made the most delicious pigs in a blanket alternative ever. While we were eating Elise said, “Mom you can cook anything and it’s all so good. Can you make banana bread?” It just so happened that I had 4 overripe bananas and a strong desire to bake. The ladies said it was the best and between the three of them they ate half.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar (you can use 1/2 brown and 1/2 granulated)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of almond
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

Optional Ingredients

You can stir in  1/2 cup of walnuts, dried fruit such as cranberries, blueberries, cherries, &/or almonds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. With spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Add cinnamon & nutmeg. If you’re adding optional ingredients stir them in.  Pour mixture into a greased 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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3 Comments

  1. Mostly Cloudy
    May 8, 2014

    Yum! I bet this would be perfect in the morning with a cup of coffee, and someone to share it and a conversation with.

    • Erica
      May 8, 2014

      It paired well with vanilla hazelnut coffee and I do believe we were having a conversation as I was eating 🙂 Yeap we talked about this recipe.

      • Mostly Cloudy
        May 9, 2014

        Well I had the coffee, and the conversation was good, but I was missing the banana bread.

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