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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About Jeffrey Thal

Lancaster Food Styles highlights the best resources our community has to offer. From farmers to markets to vendors to retailers, we highlight those members of our wonderful food community who are striving to improve the presence of the commercial and retail food industry for all the citizens of Lancaster. The food we eat and drink is important to every single one of us, and we believe that everyone is entitled to safe and healthy food and drink. We hope to engage the citizens of our city and county who care about the food we eat and the environment in which we live. We know there are many people in the community who are doing wonderful things that benefit the people of Lancaster, as customers and consumers. We hope you will let us know who they are so that we can learn and inform those who eat and drink. That, as we know, is all of us. We are all in this together. Let's build a community.

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