Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Best Banana Bread Ever

I usually try and bake on Wednesdays, but I have some bananas that I need to use TODAY. So, I'm going to make banana bread. My family absolutely loves banana bread and I've tried many different recipes. What I am using now is acutually not for banana bread, but I tweaked it a bit and now it is super! My son says it is the best banana bread that he has ever had. I will put nuts in it, if I have it on hand...if not, I just leave it out.

Best Banana Bread Ever
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups ripe mashed banana (sometimes, I will use even more)
1 1/2 cups bread flour (or all purpose flour)
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cups nuts of your choice

In a large bowl, you will need to cream your butter and sugar. We went to our local farmers' market this Saturday and picked up some home churned Amish Butter.

This is what it should look like once you have "creamed" your butter and sugar.

I had three bananas that needed to be used up, so it equaled a little over 1 1/2 cups when mashed.

Next add your bananas and 1 egg to bowl. Then mix well.

In a separate bowl, comine the flour, baking soda, connamon, baking powder, salt, and spices.

Mix your dry ingredients into your banana mixture using a large spoon. Once mixed well, you can fold in the nuts if you want to add them. Your dough should look like this:

Pour into lightly greased loaf pan.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

I have to say that it will make your home smell so WONDERFUL while baking.

Take out and let cool.

1 comment:

peppylady said...

I just popped in from twitter. Yum yum for Banana bread.

Coffee is on.