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This weekend was kind of a festival of cooking, so here is another one to add to the mix! I stumbled upon this recipe from Hoosier Housewife for homemade banana bread, and happened to have some extremely ripe and brown bananas lying around waiting to be thrown away, so I decided to use them right up!
Here is the recipe as she posted it, with my notes to the side:
- 2 c. less 2 T. Flour (I used 1 c. whole wheat, 1 c. minus 2 T white)
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1 t. Baking Soda
- 1/2 t. Salt
- 1/2 c. Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Very Ripe Bananas
- 1 t. Vanilla
- 1/2 c. Nuts (optional) ( I opted out)
Sift and mix together dry ingredients. Add oil and eggs, one at a time. Beat after each addition. Add mashed bananas (I put my bananas in the food processor) and vanilla. Fold in nuts , if desired. Pour into pans, bake at 350 degrees, 1 hour for large loaf and about 40 minutes for mini loaves.
I'm less of a fan of the banana bread though, since we have a tendency to not eat it all very quickly, and I am always looking for easy things for my husband to take to work with him, or for us to eat on the go. Thus, I made banana muffins!
I still baked them at 350 degrees, but I baked them for about 14 minutes, or until they were golden brown on top.
They are delicious! They are so light and fluffy, and have a great but not too sweet banana flavor!
Did you do any baking or cooking over the weekend? I would love to hear about it!