this happens to me ALL the time. i buy bananas, i don’t eat them fast enough and they get ripe as ripe can be. i try to throw them in oatmeal but sometimes they’re a little too ripe for that. i always say i’ll make banana bread but then i miss that window of opportunity. well this time i embraced that window and i made me some yummy banana bread. and it’s quite simple – you probably have everything you need and you don’t even know it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (the more, the better)
- chopped nuts, optional
preheat oven to 350. lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
in a large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. in another bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. stir in eggs and mashed bananas until blended. stir banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. pour batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. cool for 10 minutes and turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
i find this best served with a little butter. yummmyyyyy. and no more extremely ripe bananas in the garbage can!