Banana Bread

I have a penchant for buying more bananas than I can eat. It’s such a problem. At the store, I tell myself, “Of course, I can eat 7 bananas in a week.” However, when it takes them a couple days to get ripen (I hate green bananas), and then they all proceed to rot at the same rate, my window of opportunity to eat all 7 of them before they get too soft is very, very small. And so, I often have mushy bananas at the end of the week.

Maybe I should take the hint and stop buying so many bananas. But I don’t. I take it as a hint that I need more banana bread in my life. And so, I oblige. I make banana bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (approx. 3 0r 4. Rotting is fine…)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Step by step:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 9Γ—5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas with hand held mixer. Add flour and soda, stirring just until combined. Not any more than that. Over-mixed quick bread is sad quick bread.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour (or till toothpick comes out clean). Remove from pan and let cool.
  4. CONSUME! It’s best when warm, but will keep well in the fridge.

If you’re looking for a whole wheat, no processed sugar version. I highly recommend this recipe!

7 thoughts on “Banana Bread

  1. Banana shopping 101…

    Bananas come group in bunches. There is no rule (or even a law) that says you have to buy the bunch as it is. A quick pull removes indivdual bananas from the bunch. Buy a couple ready to eat , add a couple that are greener, and a few more that are even greener. By the time you eat the ripe ones, the next greener stage is ready to eat. When those are gone then the really green ones will be ripe. No waste, no eating them faster than you wanted to, and no having to eat a few green ones at the start of the week. You can still buy extra for freezing and baking when you need them. Just a tip from your friendly produce man.

    • Whoa! I love knowing people in high places. This is brilliant. And when I’m thinking…this is the way I make it work πŸ™‚ It’s just those times that I’m not thinking. And then, well, I get banana bread! It sounds like a win-win to me πŸ™‚

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