Friday, December 15, 2006

Momma Loves Ba-na-na Bread

First, my apologies to those that read both of my blogs since this recipe is a repost from Why Oh Why.

Mom has had Raisin Bran with half and half every day for most of her life as her first meal. (Her father, my grandfather, had Grape Nuts every day so maybe she inherited the Post brand cereal gene.) Anyway, she loves it and always comments on how my father used to tease her about scraping the bowl clean with her spoon.

On top, I put fresh seasonal fruit. There's always sliced bananas since those never seem to be out of season and then I couple those with raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, or even sliced peaches.

But if I've made banana bread, she always opts for that instead — I must be a pretty good baker! I made a loaf a couple of days ago and that's what we've been eating since and my brother sneaks down at lunch time to grab a slice. Here's the recipe if you want to try it over the weekend:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
2 eggs
4 overripe bananas (brown on outside, yellow on inside)
Anti-stick baking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
2. Lightly coat loaf pan with spray
3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt
4. In large bowl, cream butter together with brown sugar
5. In small bowl, beat eggs and mix into butter/sugar
6. In small bowl, mash bananas and mix into butter/sugar/eggs
7. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients
8. Pour into loaf pan and spread out evenly
9. Bake for ~60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Add just a touch of buttermilk to your recipt (3 tbls) and the bread will be even better.