Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Banana Bread

With a few overripe bananas on the counter I thought today would be as good as any to try a recipe from scratch! I'm one of "those" people that makes banana bread from a box...oops. Now that I'm outed I figure I should share with you guys a recipe I tried this morning for some homemade banana bread. It's quite delicious and if you've never attempted to make it from scratch before I highly encourage you to do so! It's insanely easy and just makes you feel much better than just opening a box, mixing it together, and throwing it in the oven! The buttermilk really makes the bread moist. Slather some butter on it right out of the oven and enjoy :)

(*Yields two loaves)
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
    5-6 very ripe bananas  
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare two loaf pans by buttering and lining with parchment paper
Sift or whisk flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add pecans if using, then set aside. 
In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix eggs, one at a time, then add the bananas. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternating until incorporated. Try to end with the dry ingredient addition, and be sure not to over mix.
Bake in buttered loaf pans for one hour until toothpick comes out clean.

1 comment:

  1. You lost me at "parchment paper." I only have notebook and printer paper. Is this the same thing as resume paper?