Sunday, August 22, 2010
Posted by: Maggie
This is the recipe for banana bread that my Mom uses, and it's simple and delicious. I let my bananas ripen for about 6 days before making this - make sure they're pretty dark before cooking this recipe to ensure the flavor is as tasty as it should be.
What you'll need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 4-5 very large bananas)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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. Mix in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
Add flour mixture to banana mixture, and stir until just moistened. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, and bake 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in loaf comes out clean. Poke several different spots, as you may hit a banana chunk and think the loaf is underdone, when it in fact isn't.
Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and turn out on wire rack to complete cooling.