An afternoon of banana bread……
I don’t cook very much. Let me just say that from the beginning.
Every once in a while I like to bake or maybe cook pancakes or French toast or breakfast for dinner, but most of the time we’re so busy we have to make something quick or do salad or sandwiches.. that sort of thing.
I had some bananas that were getting too ripe for eating, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try a new banana bread recipe. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and it’s from For the Love of Cooking.net.
Banana Banana Bread
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Shelley on Allrecipes.com
1/2 cup of butter, softened
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 1/3 cups of mashed overripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated (I didn’t have the nutmeg)
Step 1: Put your record on. (Ok… yes… that’s just my little addition to the recipe )
Step 2: Gather your ingredients and try your best to follow directions (that’s my “note to self”)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees then coat a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla then continue beating until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and fresh nutmeg together, mix well.
Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture and stir until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Pop it in the oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the bread cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack. (Ok, I admit… I did NOT follow this step. Blame it on my impatience. lol)
Slice and slather with butter.