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 simplyrecipes.com)
- 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