It's officially fall here in Texas. We endured a long, hot, horrible summer to finally get to the gorgeous weather we have been enjoying these past few days. I am so excited it is fall, I have lit all the cinnamon and spice candles, enjoyed a Starbucks hot cocoa, and today made banana bread. YUMMY! I have never made banana bread before (at lease that I can recall) so this was a new adventure. As you have surmised from previous posts, I am not the cook in the family, but I am trying to learn. Recipes that have 4-5 ingredients are the ones I can follow and do well with so when I found this recipe onallrecipes.com I had to give it a try.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
My mom has a wheat grinder so I have always had fresh wheat flour. I am always looking for a good store-bought flour and this was pretty tasty and fluffy. They have organic versions as well.
The more butter, the better. :)
It was delicious, though not as bananay as I would have liked but I think I didn't have ripe enough bananas.