My favorite fruit is easily the banana. It is versatile, full of potassium, and is easy on the tummy. Whenever I have a banana going bad at the end of the batch, I throw it in the freezer for a rainy day. And when that rainy day comes, I make a delicious banana bread to have breakfast with my coffee for the week.
Every cooking site known to man had a handful of recipes to offer, but I decided to go with the simplest of them all. The fewer the ingredients, the better IMHO. And Real Simple had just the recipe for me. I had all the ingredients, and got tons of compliments at work 😉
3-4 ripe (brownish) bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
No electric mixer necessary! Preheat your oven to 350. With a wooden spoon, mix melted butter into mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the top of the mixture and then mix in. Add the flour last, and mix one last time. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for one hour. Cool on a rack and slice to serve!