Thursday, June 23, 2011

Banana bread

After I did my usual yoga workout routine this morning, I was still super inspired by last night's baking craze, so I baked banana bread.
My favorite Banana Bread recipe of all time is a simple, basic recipe to which I usually add whatever is at hand- walnuts, chocolate chips- and since I was craving sugar (as always) I iced half the sliced loaf with cream cheese icing, another fave, and topped it with walnuts. My mom doesn't like super-sugary stuff, so I left half of the loaf un-iced and plain. Either way, it was moist and delicious.
QUICK TIP: Make sure to let the loaf cool for at least 5 minutes or else it'll crumble when slicing

Recipe: (courtesy of
  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


1.)Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)

2.)With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

3.)Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.

4.)Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.

5.)Add the flour last, mix.

6.)Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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