I love banana bread. Especially warm from the oven. Whenever I have too-ripe bananas laying around, it's my go-to solution. Here's the recipe I like to use, found at SimplyRecipes.com
The only "problem" I have ever encountered, was forgetting to add the flour. Talk about not paying attention. Can you believe I did that? Yup. I put everything in else in, baked it for an hour, and couldn't figure out why it was a pan of mush. I was very disappointed when I realized it. I could almost taste that first bite of warm bread, but I ruined it. So don't forget the flour!
This time, it came out perfectly. I usually skip the walnuts, but I've been on a walnut kick lately. It was definitely a nice addition. Enjoy!
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)