Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Easy-Breezy Banana Bread

My kids love banana bread and for some reason I always feel good about giving it to them.  Whenever the bananas start going bad I mash them up and make a few loaves.  This recipe is super easy because it only uses one mixing bowl and all the ingredients are things I always have in the pantry.  Make extra and keep it in the freezer.

  • 3/4 cup bananas mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten lightly)
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream together the bananas, butter and sugar.  I use a hand held electric mixer on medium.  Add the eggs and mix.  Then add the remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips and mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips by hand.  Pour into a greased loaf pan (9x5x3 inch).  Bake 50-55 minutes and until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

*I always keep my banana bread in the freezer because I can slice it thinly that way.  To make it extra special for snack I slice two thin slices and make a sandwich with strawberry cream cheese in the middle.  It is always a hit!

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