Banana Bread Recipe!



My wife made three different types of bread for visitation the other day and she put together the recipe for the banana bread. The basis of her recipe comes from Allrecipes.com. Lets see what she put together:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
3 over ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a loaf pan. 

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  Sift those ingredients together to help remove chunks and also evenly distribute the baking soda and salt throughout the flour. 




When you are done it should look like a soft powder. 




In a separate mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar  It's not pretty.  But it will end up tasting good.

Your bananas should be over ripe and extremely soft.  Some people prefer to mash them before putting them in the mix, but I prefer to just break them up a little bit and let the mixer do the hard work for me  (Overripe bananas can also be frozen for future use, just make sure you let them thaw before you use them in your bread.)  Seriously, the more brown and disgusting the banana, the tastier the bread.  The bananas I used could have gone a few more days and still been fine. 




Stir in your eggs and your bananas until well blended. 





Stir in flour, just enough to moisten (do not over mix).   Pour your batter in a prepared loaf pan.




Bake for one hour and use a butter knife to check doneness. Place butter knife in the middle and if it comes out clean it is done. It it still has batter sticking to it is still lacks. Cook for 5-7 minutes at a time and check doneness.


That's it! I didn't get to eat these, as these were given to people we visited in the community. I've heard good reports so far!




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