4/13/11

"Yucky"/Spoiled Bananas = Banana Bread!

Every other month or so we end up with 2-3 bananas that get overripe and too ugly to eat...you know, the "yucky banana" as my daughter calls them with a wrinkled nose. Sometimes I'm too lazy to use them in some other edible baked good and they end up getting thrown out, but last weekend I couldn't resist my mind visualizing the moist, rich flavor of banana bread savored with a cup of coffee...mmmmm.



Here is my super-simple recipe for delicious banana bread. Use anytime you want of course, but it's best with "yucky bananas"...wrinkled nose or not, Samantha chows down on slice after slice of this deliciously moist bread! Note: when I say use yucky bananas I don't mean bananas so overripe the fruit flies are circling...use your best judgement, they can be pretty black all over but not wasting away. :-)

Gather your ingredients:
3 bananas, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2c vegetable oil, 2 cups flour,
1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt.....that's it!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


Mash the bananas in a medium size mixing bowl.


To the bananas add 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs (beat the eggs before adding them which you can see from the picture I forgot to do..it's all good though I just beat them in the bowl and it was fine), and 1/2 cup oil. Mix well until creamy.



Sift the dry ingredients (2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt)
together and add to the banana mixture.


Pour the mixture in a greased 5 x 9 loaf pan, or if you have one of these silicone loaf
pans (above) you don't need to grease it..I highly recommend them!
Bake 55-60 minutes and out comes this yumminess:


Yep, they snagged a slice of it before I could get a "perfect loaf" picture, LOL. Oh well, it's truly THAT GOOD! And so easy...make some next time you have "yucky bananas".


CGM's Easy Banana Bread
3 yucky bananas, well mashed
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas in mixing bowl. Add sugar, eggs and oil, mixing well. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the banana mixture. Pour in a greased loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

CGM

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