Sunday, April 22, 2007

Banana Goodness

I must confess...
The only reason why I buy bananas is to let them get overripe so I can make banana bread. :)

Sorry this is not the best picture in the world. I have learned that it is much easier to take close-up photos during the day when there is natural light. So, this is all you get for now since I decided to make this bread at 9:30 at night.

And thank you Theresa (my mother in law) for sharing this wonderful recipe with me!!

Banana Bread

3 bananas, smashed
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc)

- Combine all ingredients except for nuts, using a mixer.
- Add nuts and mix by hand
- Grease bread pan
- Cook for 50 minutes at 350 degrees
- Check with toothpick for doneness (may need to cook longer, possibly 15 more minutes)

This recipe can also be turned into muffins. Simply scoop the batter into 12 muffin cups. Cook at the same temperature but reduce bake time to 25 minutes.


Carrie said...

I made these the other day they were AWESOME!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

they look so moist and light!! I'll plan to make this the next time I have bananas on hand!

Becca said...

I made this recipe last night and it was wonderful!