Monday, May 14, 2012

Back to Basics: Banana Bread

We have had a little bit of a flea infestation here at the family manse.  Being organic and all, we're going that way.  Beneficial nematodes.  Bathing the dogs in Dawn dishwashing soap.  And a little tip we found online about scattering banana peels around the yard.  Which left us with a lot of bananas.  Time for banana bread.

And get's great for breakfast of course.  But think about it for dessert also.  Especially with a scoop of ice cream on top.  Try it and see what you think.

Banana Bread
Makes one loaf.

3 medium bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°. With an electric mixer, mix bananas, eggs, butter, vanilla, and buttermilk well. 

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda and stir with a whisk.  Add to banana mixture and mix for one minute.

Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan.  Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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