Friday, October 23, 2009

Banana Bread Recipe

This is a great recipe for a cool weekend morning. This recipe makes 2 small (about 5 1/2 x 3 inch) loaves of banana bread, but can easily be doubled for one regular sized loaf.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 4 over-ripe bananas (you'll want 1 to 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas)

grease your pan(s) and set aside
preheat oven to 350

Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder

In a separate bowl (or your handy-dandy mixer) cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add in the egg, vanilla, then the mashed banana until well combined. Add the flour mixture and stir until everything comes together, then pour it into your prepared pan(s).

Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-45 minutes depending on your oven.