Monday, June 20, 2011
If you google "banana bread recipe" you will probably find hundreds to thousands of different recipes out there. And although I've tried several different recipes, Jeff and I will always love one recipe the most: his mom's. Jeff's mom makes an amazingly moist banana bread! It always turns out perfectly, and we look forward to receiving a loaf every few weeks when she comes to visit. I e-mailed her a few weeks ago for the recipe and after realizing how simple it was, gave it a try myself. My bananas weren't super ripe so the taste isn't exactly the same as hers, but I hope one day I can perfect it!
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 3 mashed bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
-Cream together the butter and sugar. Once creamed, add in the eggs and mashed bananas.
-Mix the flour and baking soda together then add to the wet ingredients.
-Grease a loaf pan or muffin pan (as I did) and bake for about 45 minutes for a loaf of bread of 15-18 minutes for muffins at 350 degrees.
I told you it was simple and easy! We don't have a lot of cabinet space in our 550 sq. foot apartment, so I love when I don't have to search around for tons of ingredients in our crammed baking cabinet. This banana bread/muffin recipe only has 6 ingredients!
Jeff has class until 8:30 tonight, so I'm hoping to surprise him with these (if he doesn't read this before then). I know the muffins won't taste the same as his mom's famous banana bread, but hopefully he will approve :) I'm off to watch our puppy, Ollie, for the rest of the night. He was neutered on Friday and is really struggling with following the rules-NO running or jumping for 10 days! How do you tell a 6 month old Westie that he can't run for 1 day let alone 10? We have a long week ahead of us...
Good thing he is cute. Do you like his onesie? We got it so he wouldn't have to wear the cone on his head all week. Jeff picked out the one with a dog on it especially for him. Yes, we are crazy dog people ;)