saturday baking

there are SO MANY banana bread recipes. i used to use one that i found in an older Southern Living cookbook, but it always came out sort of dry and crumbly. i had exactly 2 almost totally black bananas on hand and only wanted one loaf. thankfully, google came up with this recipe from The Fresh Loaf when i searched “banana bread, 2 bananas.” it autofilled it for me, too, so apparently that gets googled a lot. this is a nice, moist loaf to which i added chopped pecans. perfect on a cold saturday afternoon (and yes, i did put some butter on my slice). oh caloric bliss!

2 Banana Banana Bread
recipe from The Fresh Loaf blog

You Need:

1/2 stick softened butter
2 bananas
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

preheat the oven to 350. in a bowl, mash together the banana, butter, sugar, and eggs. in another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. mix in the pecans. grease a standard sized loaf pan. pour your batter in. bake until a tester comes out clean.

IMG_0482i thought this loaf came out just nice and not dry at all, even without creaming the butter or adding any oil. it has a nice even banana flavor and it tastes fantastic warm.

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