Monday, November 5, 2007

Banana Banana Bread

This weekend I was in the mood to bake. I had a bunch of bananas that were just about ready to be trashed so I decided to try some banana bread. Let me first say that my mom makes AWESOME breads. Pumpkin, banana, zucchini, you name it. She makes wonderful, moist, perfectly baked bread. I found this recipe on and it turned out good - despite a few mistakes I made. I think next time it will be much much better if I actually follow the recipe.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (5 - 7 bananas)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

I made the mistake of not creaming the butter and sugar together first and just mixed everything together which made it brown up too much on the outside. The inside was really good and had a great flavor. I also made this in my Pampered Chef loaf pan (first time to use) so I'm not sure if it cooks differently.

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