Here is a surprisingly fast and simple way to use those over ripe bananas that you may find lying around the kitchen from time to time. These over ripe bananas are best to use for banana bread. The yellow peels should be at least half brown and the inside of the bananas should be squishy and browning. No fancy equipment is needed, just a potato masher or fork would do to mash the bananas. Clean up is a breeze as one mixing bowl is all that you will need.
Making banana bread
Estimated preparation time: 20 minutes
Estimated cook time: 50 minutes
Yield: 2 loaves 9×5-inch
3 over ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup butter
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Mash bananas with a fork or potato masher.
Mix butter, sugar, eggs and oil until creamy.
Add salt, baking powder and essence, then mix.
Stir in flour until smooth.
Add mashed bananas and milk, then stir.
Mixing melted butter with the bananas.
Grease the loaf pans and pour the batter.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 minutes and stick in tester to make sure the inside is dry.
Remove banana bread from pans to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Leave banana bread to cool 10 minutes before slicing.
Banana bread sliced and ready to be eaten.
Nuts, peanut butter and chocolate chips
Banana bread can be eaten on its own, toasted with butter or even with a slice of your favorite cheese. You can also be creative by adding chopped nuts to make banana nut bread, or peanut butter to make peanut butter banana bread or even chocolate chips. The sky is the limit, happy baking.
March 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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