Monthly Archives: July 2019

Easiest Banana Bread Ever

Ok. So…banana bread.

We have a bowl of bananas ripening–read: turning brown and mushy–on the kitchen counter all summer; we just can’t eat them fast enough.

So we’re swimming in inedible bananas. I know, I know…don’t buy so many. On the other hand, the skins are great for my rose garden, and oh, the muffins!

But it has to be simple, no muss, no fuss. That’s where the blender comes in. Wet ingredients? Dump and blend. One function, one thing to wash, easy to pour–perfect!

Dry ingredients: big bowl, add and whisk. Done!

Extras? Chocolate (or butterscotch, or toffee–whatever) chips, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, dates, apricots–a half a cup of anything you like. I even made it once with rum and coconut extracts and dried pineapple pieces: pina-colada banana bread. Just use your imagination and have at it.

Easy Peasy.

BANANA BREAD

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas (if small use 4)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond or coconut extract
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cup milk (I use almond milk)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a blender, blend together bananas, oil, brown sugar, eggs, and extracts. Blend until smooth.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Spoon the banana mixture from the blender into the bowl with the dry ingredients and 1/2 cup milk. Mix all together until mixture is well combined.

Spoon batter into a buttered or greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan (or 12-cup prepared muffin tin–fill the cups). Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 15 minutes and carefully remove loaf from pan.

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