- 8 oz butter (2 sticks)
- 4-5 ripe bananas
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1.5 cups flour
Got too many ripe bananas attracting pesky fruit flies? Don’t throw them out yet! Even though the peels may blacken, the banana just gets that much sweeter. Turn it into this very simple banana bread (or “banana cake” according to my dad).
- Soften two sticks of butter (8 oz).
- Add in chunks of 4-5 ripe bananas. Depending on how yo
- u like the final consistency, you can leave the bananas in large pieces or break them down by smashing them with your whisk
- Add 1 cup of sugar. I sometimes use brown sugar if I’m out of the good ol’ white stuff, the flavors don’t really change by much…
- Add 1 large egg, yolk and all.
- Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
- Add 1 teaspoon of salt (not ultra fine, not coarse salt, just regular table salt).
- Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Mix these all together.
- Add 1.5 cups of flour, 0.5 cups at a time. Be sure to mix each half cup well before adding the next.
- Pour into any container and bake at 350 F for 1 hr.
- Let it rest and acclimate back to Room Temperature for easy removal!
Some variations you can do:
- Rough grind peanuts (or walnuts, cashews, pecans, whatever your preference); just be sure to not add the 1 tsp of salt if you use salty nuts
- Blueberries, blackberries! Add these either during mixing or just plop them onto the top of the batter after you’ve poured it into the baking pan.
I like to serve this with vanilla ice cream (or even better, banana ice cream!)