It started with banana bread, morphed into blueberry bread and was capped off with pineapple bread. I'm wanting to try apple-cinnamon or cranberry-walnut next.
Seriously. I need to be stopped. Or you all need to offer suggestions as to what type of fruit I should try. No citrus though.
This is the recipe I used (when I made the blueberry and the pineapple bread, I increased the butter to 1/2 cup):
- 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
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
S and I continue to do very well with our No Eating Out Month. The only rule-breaker will be me: I'm giving up fried foods for Lent - so Fat Tuesday I'm buying french fries somewhere. Maybe a couple of places. Because I LOVE me some fried foods.