So, after the Banana Pudding Pie extravaganza Friday, I had three very ripe bananas left that were crying because they missed out on the creamalicious party. Something had to be done. Luckily, I came across the following recipe that required Three Ripe Bananas making one simple loaf. Done! Well, with one most important addition. I might have gone Banana Pudding Pie sans chocolat on Friday to follow the recipe just right, but that wasn't going to happen in the next baking event. I tossed about 2/3 cup of chocolate chips in some flour, shook them off, and added to the batter just before panning. Perfection! -- But I'm done with bananas for a while now.
3-Banana Banana Bread Recipe
(Banana Bread Recipe from Simply Recipes)
- 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
MethodNo need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.