Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sophie's Special Banana Bread

I hate to waste food, especially when it is so expensive to shop these days. I don't know about you, but we buy a lot of bananas. Some times my kids are all over them and a bunch won't last a day, but other times, they sit on the counter and get all brown and mushy. Instead of throwing the overripe bananas away, we started making banana bread.

Here is a simple recipe for banana bread (Sophie's favorite, so I named it for her) that we make here at Suzi Homemaker HQ a couple of times a month.

1. Take three medium ripe bananas and mash in bowl and set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda and set aside.

3. In a third bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar.

4. Add two eggs and three tablespoons of milk and mix until creamy.

5. Fold in bananas and flour mixture. (You may also add 1 cup of chopped walnuts, but my kids don't like them, so I usually make it plain.)

6. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans (I know that technically you're not supposed to let your kids lick the spoons because of the raw eggs, but, heck, we did it as kids, so I let my kids have at it!).

7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until bread is a dark brown. Serve plain or with butter or jelly.

It's so easy to make, there's no reason to waste anymore bananas!


Hello there! My name is June said...

I'm going to make this for my kiddos...who love bananas...yet like yours, sometimes they get too ripe before eating them every so often.
I really hate to waste anything...but on the rare occasion when I throw out food...it kills me.
Thank you for sharing!

BTW...I'm following you on twitter!

Suzi Homemaker said...

It is so easy to make! You also can sneak in pureed zucchini or cauliflower to give it a little more vitamins--that's the only way I can get my boy to eat veggies!!! I'm still trying to figure the whole Twittier thing out--pardon my ignorance--but I am following you, too!

PinkMama said...

Oh my all week I've been wanting to look for an EASY recipe for banana bread and here it is! Thank you the kids and I will do it this weekend. Great Blog!

I came from twitter...I'm newbie too. It's addicting but worth it because I find great sites like this!

Suzi Homemaker said...

Thank you, Pink Mama! I'm going to check you out! Enjoy the B-bread!!!

Jill said...

I was just thinking about making some banana bread this week and am looking forward to trying out your recipe. Thanks for sharing it!