Monday, February 13, 2012

When Life Hands You Overripe Bananas, Make Banana Bread! A Recipe

I love bananas as much as the next girl, but when you've had them for too long and they start to look more brown than yellow, I don't really feel up to eating them. So instead I bake them into a delicious loaf of banana bread! It is usually devoured within a day of its coming out of the oven, but its life is short and sweet. Here's my recipe:
Madeleine's Most Favorite Banana Bread:

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (usually takes between 2 and 4 bananas, depending on size)
1/3 cup water
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease bottom only of a loaf pan, about 9x5x3 inches. 
  2. Mix sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in eggs until blended. 
  4. Add bananas and water and beat for 30 seconds. 
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients except for nuts until moistened. 
  6. Pour into the pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 
  7. Cool completely before loosening the sides of the loaf with a knife and slicing. 
  8. Enjoy!

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