Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Go Bananas!

One of my most favorite wedding presents was and still is our Kitchen Aid mixer.  I am not lying when I say I use it at least twice a week but there is one baked good that I will not use my mixer for - quick breads.   Without a doubt a simple quick bread must be mixed by hand!

Do you have three ripe bananas and a fork?  If so, do I have a recipe for you!  So simple, so easy, so yummy and your house will smell delicious!!!

Banana Bread - From the "Fair Haven Fare"

3 ripe bananas
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour *
1 stick of butter, soften**
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350.

Add your bananas, butter, egg, kosher salt (see note) and sugar to a mixing bowl.  Mash together with a fork.  It should be a lumpy consistency.  That is the secret to this recipe's success!

Fold in the flour and baking soda to the banana mixture.  Try to mix the recipe as little as possible   

Pour into a greased loft pan and bake for about an hour.  Cool and enjoy!

Or do what I do.  Bake bread and send it to work with Hubby.  No way I want that yummy bread looking at me all day!!! (Hubby's note- I. Love. This. Recipe. Eileen is an outstanding baker and makes some amazing things but this is hands down my #1 seed, though the pumpkin whoopee pies she previously wrote about are a close second. If I don't bring the loaf to work with me I will eat the entire thing within two days. I can't recommend enough that you give this one a try.)

*You can simply make this bread gluten free by adding 2 cups gluten-free flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons zanthan gum.  I love it when a recipe "tweak" is this simple!!!

**I always use unsalted butter when baking and cooking.  So for this recipe, I add 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.

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  1. oooh that does look yummy! we're big fans of banana bread in this house….can't wait to try your recipe!

  2. I am a freak for banana bread! It is so dangerous for me so I usually make muffins and freeze most of them. Ill have to try your recipe becaus I have some bananas that are ready!

  3. I love banana bread...and my mixer. Now you have me craving it. I'm still sticking with gluten free, so I need to modify this recipe.

  4. Banana Bread is my go-to for something quick/easy but I tend to use my Kitchen Aid for mixing it. This recipe looks so easy too. And I am with you on sending it with husband to work. I would eat half the loaf myself.

  5. This looks wonderful! I love the way banana bread smells as it bakes. Your husbands commentary was perfect!

  6. I love a great bread recipe, and this looks delicious! Love your blog!

  7. saw this last night, made it this morning even while holding my 3 month old :) DELISH! thanks shug

  8. Getting ready to make this right now :) Planning on taking it with us North this weekend (if we have any left over!! - must hide it from my boys!!)

  9. This is in my oven right now…….smells so good!!!


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