Thursday, September 13, 2007

Banana Bread

The Easiest Banana Bread Ever
..that is unless you know of a recipe that I don't know of that's easier..

5-6 old bananas
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter, softened
3 1/2 cups of flour
2 tsps of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
4 eggs

  1. Start by creaming the sugar and butter in a big bowl... this is the secret key to success (that isn't really a secret anymore)
  2. In a seperate bowl, squish the bananas
  3. Now add the rest of the ingredients to the big bowl ~ including the banana goo
  4. Keep stirring, even though your arm hurts, until it's a goobery brown thick liquid
  5. Plop mixture into a greased pan, I use 2 glass 8 1/2" pans
  6. Cook at 300 degrees for about an hour and 15 minutes. I would check when it's getting close, though.

The bananas were so old that when I picked them up, the peels fell off. Gross.
Little O is more than happy to be at home alone with mom in the mornings... he gets to help with everything without all of the competition.
Stirring away.
Looking to see if it's done yet even though the oven light is burnt out.
Because the bread takes so dang long to bake, I thought that I would just swing by and pick up Mr. P from morning kindergarten. I told myself about 50 times to turn off the oven before we left (there was only about five minutes left of cooking time so I figured that I could switch off the oven and just leave the bread in there to cook in the cooling oven). Did I? Nope. That would have been the "right" thing to do. So the bread was well done, but slab enough butter onto it and it remains yummy-licious. Mr.P won't stop asking me for
just one more


Tab said...

just made banana bread yesterday! Great, smart, intelligent heads always think alike!!!

Rebekah said...

I loooove banana bread. Get the coffee on, heat up the bread, I'll be right over. Oh, dont forget the butter.

Jessica said...

Awwww... they look so darn CUTE!!! What fun- I wanted to attempt a pumpkin bread, but I'm on weight watchers and can't find a healthy alternative recipe... I guess one loaf of the good stuff won't hurt...

Dawne said...

I only have 2 old bananas. I guess I could halve the recipe? The last time I made banana bread, it came out a doughy mess and tasted terrible!

Raquel said...

tab, why of course!

rebekah, it's waiting...

jessica, is it the sugar that you can't have? maybe replace it with the yellow stuff... uh... whatever that's called...

we actually halved the recipe yesterday. did you cook it long enough last time?

tAnYeTTa said...

what a great idea!!!!!!!!!!! he is so cute looking inside the oven waiting and waiting! i know he loves having momma in the mornings to himself :)