When I spy with my little eye something that begins with the letter O (overripe bananas), I think smoothie or banana bread. This morning I chose banana bread.
This loaf took 15 minutes to assemble and I think it was worth every minute. There’s nothing like homemade banana bread. Yum.
My Banana Bread Recipe (adaption of a Cooking Light recipe)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the following ingredients until well-blended:
3 or so ripe bananas mashed
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup melted butter
splash of vanilla
Now add the dry stuff:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Butter a loaf pan and pour in the banana bread mixture. Bake until the middle is firmish – 40 minutes at 350 degrees (my kids like banana bread a little doughy). Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before attempting to remove from the pan.
If 15 minutes seems too time consuming for a single loaf, double the recipe. Then pop the extra loaf into the freezer for another day.
Homemade banana bread: A simple tasty treat.