Just about everyone has a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Mine just happens to be a banana bread recipe.
I think it’s because bananas are so easy to pick up at the grocery store, but also the fastest to go bad. Lil man tends to like them one day, and the next he hates them. We have a freezer full of bananas. Lord knows what I’m going to do with all of them, but somehow I keep adding them to my cart when I go shopping.
So instead of constantly freezing them, I’m constantly making banana bread and freezing that too. Oh the joy! And not to be bias, but I have to say, it’s the best recipe out there. There’s a reason why I keep freezing it. Comes in handy for potlucks, surprise playdates, or even a nice gift for someone.
Plus if someone ever complains there is no food in the house to eat. Lies. There is always banana bread.
Best Banana Bread Recipe
2-3 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips. Or go plain!
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix butter and bananas together. Mix in sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the baking soda, salt and flour. Mix well. Pour into a buttered 9×5″ inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Enjoy!