Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Infamous Banana Bread Recipe

I grew up on this infamous banana bread! Every time I make it, and devour it I am reminded of so many childhood memories.   My mothers recounting describes this breads reputation the best:

“This is Marge and Gen's favorite. I have seen-well I haven’t really seen it, because this phenomenon occurs while I am workingbut I have seen the remnants after Gen and Margaret devour one of these breads in two days.  This is great to have on hand because it makes a quick and nutritious breakfast on the go. I used to keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh, but since it doesn’t last long enough to go stale, lately its just covered on the counter...” (You mean the crumbs are covered, Mom?) LOL!

Readers..I give you EXHIBIT A...the pictures I took for this you see any pictures of the bread sliced up? NO…because I did not have a third arm to hold a camera with. I was slicing with one hand…and stuffing my face with the other.
I gave a bit to my spin teacher...but honestly...I….ate the entire thing in 2 days..yet again!...Tyler maaaaybe had 3 slices! Yikes!  : )

1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a tube pan or loaf pan. My mother recommends using a tube pan…(as pictured) She states that it is easier for the middle to cook thoroughly. When she has made this in a loaf pan, it spills over the sides, and the edges get burned if you leave it in long enough to cook the middle. Therefore a tube pan solves that problem. (But seriously feel free to use any type of pan you have handy; just make sure to grease and flour!)

Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and bananas and beat well. Put dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) and stir together. Add dry ingredients, milk and vanilla. Mix well and stir in nuts. Pour into pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes to 1 hour. (Everyone’s oven is different!) Done when a tester comes out clean. Try to let it cool a little before attacking!!!!! HiYA!


LambAround said...

Mmmmm! I am kicking myself right now for not buying bananas the other day.

M.E. said...

never hesitate! i use too..but now my freezer is full of bananas..more bananas then ice bues at times! : ) they come in handy-smoothies, pancakes, muffins..breads!