The weather is chilly... fuzzy socks... blankets... movie night... and yummy homemade treats! Here is a favorite recipe of mine... a fresh banana bread! It can be made as a loaf or in a wider pan... regardless, served warm with a little butter and you will have a new family favorite, as well! This recipe makes 2 loaf pans.
What you will need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick softened butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 4 mashed bananas (riper the better)
Sift flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract with a mixer, blending on med to high for 2 mins until fluffy. Add the mashed bananas and eggs. Once blended, add the flour/baking soda/salt mixture slowly in and blend well.
Butter and lightly flour the inside of your pan... If you are using a glass loaf pan fill 1/2 to 2/3 with batter and bake for 50-60 mins at 325 degrees. If you have a dark metal loaf, fill the same amount and bake 40-50 at the same temp. You can also use a wider pan (such as 9x13) and bake for 30-40, check the center with a toothpick to make sure it is done!
Allow to cool for about 10 mins on a cooling rack in the pan, then remove and server warm with butter or let cool!