Sunday, December 12, 2010

Banana Bread!

Wondering what to do with those spotty bananas that are getting a little too ripe to eat? Enter banana bread...

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen (my fave)

3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted salted butter
3/4 to 1 cup light brown sugar (depending on the level of sweetness you prefer, I always use the smaller amount)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 1/2 cup of flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a wooden spoon, mix butter into the smashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Then mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into buttered pans.

Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

1 comment:

  1. that looks sooooo good. i need to buy some key baking ingredients so that i too can have 1am baking experiments!