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Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Bananas" for Banana Bread at the Colby Hill Inn!

We all watch those bananas sitting on the counter, in one of those cute little banana hooks or
baskets and promise ourselves we will make banana bread soon---very soon!  Of course, we also know that it's finally the day, you either make the banana bread or toss those brown/black bananas away.  I hate throwing food away and there is nothing like a slice of banana bread no matter the time of year. 
Time to Make Banana Bread!

 So today was the day to dig out a favorite banana bread recipe and do what I always do...tweak it!  I wanted something easy and no mess with only one bowl to wash.  

  

Here's the old family favorite with my additions.


Banana Bread
Makes One Loaf
Cook Time: 1 hour - 350 degrees- Prep time: 5 minutes
 Ingredients


  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose  flour
Process:
Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix the butter into the mashed bananas  in a large bowl.  Add in the sugar, egg, vanilla and rum (rum is optional) and mix well.  Add in the baking soda and salt and combine into the mixture.  Then add the flour and mix together.  Add in the chopped nuts once the flour is incorporated.  Pour the mixture into a greased/buttered or lined with parchment paper loaf pan.  Bake for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on a rack before cutting into slices.


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