Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Overripe Bananas = Banana Bread

The other day Trouble came home from school with a somewhat overripe banana in his lunch bag. Funny thing is... I didn't put a banana in his lunch and he had no idea how it got there. I put the mysterious banana with our other bananas and noticed that I had a lot of overripe bananas.
What do you do when Trouble hands you a banana? Make banana bread!

This recipe is adapted from a muffin recipe I acquired a few years back when I was looking for a bread to make as a gift. Use up those overripe bananas, they make the best banana bread or ice cream... but that's for another day.

What you need:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I love pecans)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (did I mention that I love pecans?)
What you do:
  1. Mix the 1st 4 ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Mix bananas, sugar, egg and butter.
  3. Stir banana mixture into dry mixture. Don't over mix, just mix until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  4. Pour into greased 5x9 loaf pan. (I grease the pan with Bakers Joy.)
  5. Combine first 3 topping ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly. Mix in nuts.
  6. Sprinkle topping over loaf.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (smaller pans will require less cooking time)

 I made this banana bread on 'low carb night' and Mr.Perfect was not very happy with me.

1 comment:

  1. Loving your site! SO much creativity :)
    Wanted yo invite you to share this recipe (and others)
    at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays!! (this recipe fits the theme perfectly!) (

    Happy Sunday :)