so tonight, inspired by my husband's request for breakfast for dinner, i made some super yummy banana bread. we have had some aging bananas on the counter since friday and i had mentioned my intentions to make some bread, so his encouragement ensured that my bananas didn't end up past the point of no return.
i grabbed my recipe book to use my mimi's recipe, but found that it required shortening and i was plum out, so i hit the internet in search of the "best banana bread recipe" (no really, thats what i google)
first one up had 5 stars and 806 reviews. after reading through it, i decided that it would be the one for me. additionally, i read the reviews and tweaked the recipe based on the recommendation of some of the folks. so here goes:
first, i preheated the oven to 350 and got my pan ready (a wilton bread pan).
next, i mashed up my three extra ripe bananas. i used a meat masher for this...a little more effective than a fork.
next, i creamed 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup demerara sugar (or you can just use brown sugar)
to that, once smooth, i added in two farm fresh eggs, a splash of vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. then i added my bananas
finally, i added 1cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, along with a teaspoon of baking soda. i mixed gently, just until combined, then into the pan it went.
i baked it for about 45 minutes, but who knows how long it would take in a normal oven.
and then we enjoyed! i recommend it :)