Friday, April 18, 2008

Freckled Bananas = Banana Bread

Got freckly bananas? Get cookin' and get some yummy banana bread or banana bread muffins. My grandchildren call them (and a variety of other baked goods) "muppy." Works for me! Their Mom photoshopped this picture of one such "muppy" for me/for you. The recipe follows the pic.
Mom's Yummy Banana Bread
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1/2 cup (one stick) BUTTER
1 cup SUGAR
2 large EGGS
1/2 tsp. BAKING SODA
1/2 tsp. SALT
1 3/4 cup FLOUR
4-6 mashed, ripe BANANAS
1/2 cup WALNUT chunks
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Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients then bananas. Add walnut pieces and mix. Pour into well greased (or cooking oil sprayed) loaf pan (or muffin pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour for loaf/30 minutes for muffins--or until done when inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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Simple and yummy.
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Note: If you only have a couple of ripe bananas to use right now, peel them, place them in a ziplock plastic bag, squeeze out all the air, zip closed and pop into the freezer. When you get enough, then thaw them out, and mash to use in baking. The more bananas you have the tastier your bread will be---AND it will be more moist. (You can use some pretty overly ripe bananas for this recipe. NOT black ones, but pretty well gone ones.) HOWEVER: I wouldn't go much over six or seven bananas for one recipe. This recipe is easily doubled and placed into 2 - 3 loaf pans, or one loaf pan and one 12 cup muffin pan.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Mom, I think I should have lightened the picture more. It looked a lot lighter in photoshop last night. Oops.

Thanks for posting the recipe. Now if I lose it, I know where to go look for it.