One of the foods I bake a lot over here when I have to bring something to a meeting or to someone’s house is banana bread. Banana bread I am finding out is something that is truly unique to American cooking. I can not imagine growing up without eating this!! As kids I remember not eating the banana’s just so they would turn black so we could make banana bread. Yes, you want to use black bananas!!! The more black they are the sweeter they are and your bread will be that much better, PROMISE!!! So when you have that pile of bananas that are black do not throw them away!! Just throw them in plastic bag with their peels still on and then put it in the freezer until your ready to make some banana bread.
Well last week I shared the post of me teaching a cooking class that I taught to a few women how to make banana bread. I received several comments and emails ask for the recipe so I knew what my next cooking post was going to be.
So now I give you my mothers banana bread recipe!!
Here is what you need for ingredients:
1/2 cup soften butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 4 bananas, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup of walnuts(optional), and pan spray.
1. Cream butter and then add sugar.
2. Add eggs and mix.
3. Add broken bananas, a few black spots are ok. Then mix until smooth (no real big chunks).
4. Add flour and baking soda to batter and mix.
5. Add vanilla & nuts(optional) and mix well.
6. Now pour batter into greased bread pans. You can use regular, small(which is what we used) or mini sized bread pans. You can also use muffin cups. No matter what you use only fill about 2/3 full.
7. Now put pans in a 350 F or 175 C degree oven.
Regular sized – 50 to 60 minutes, Small – 40 minutes. Mini – 30 minutes, Muffin – 20 minutes
Bread is done when you done when you stick a knife in the middle and it comes out clean.
8. Now the hard part deciding how to eat the bread…
You can let it cool just for a few minutes and start eating it while it is still warm (my kids favorite) or my favorite way is when it is completely cool and slice the bread and then top a piece off with a coat of butter.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!!
What food do you make now that brings back childhood memories?