Thursday, February 23, 2012
February 23: National Banana Bread Day
So here's the recipe I got from my grandmother.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 bar) softened butter
2 mashed ripe bananas (the kind that are black on the outside but not completely mushy inside)
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in eggs. Mix in milk, bananas and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients by hand. (That's according to my grandmother - I always just use the beater. It's just so much easier.) Bake in greased 9x5 loaf pan in 350 degree oven until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (~50 minutes). You could also add 1/4 cup raisins, if you feel like it. I like to bake this recipe in muffin portions. If I make them bite-szie, they disappear really quickly.