Super Easy Banana Bread

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The hardest part of this Super Easy Banana Bread is waiting for it to bake and cool so that you can eat it without burning your tongue!

Super Easy Banana Bread-the reason bananas go bad!

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I’m 99.99% sure banana bread was invented by a Mom who was sick of throwing out rotten banana’s!  I have a confession……this was my very first loaf of banana bread that I have ever baked myself.  I don’t hoard rotten banana’s in my freezer, I throw them out!  But the other day as I was cleaning up the kitchen there were six brown banana’s staring at me and I decided it was time to end the banana cycle in this house!

Super Easy Banana Bread-the reason bananas go bad!

I always get tickled when people ask what farmers do all winter…….we work, if not with the livestock than on equipment in the shop or on year end financials in the office.

I love to be in the shop when Chris and Cole are working together – I mostly just take pictures though!

Winter shop work & Banana Bread

This is our John Deere 2940, it is our utility tractor, we use it with the loader bucket and forks.  It us used all winter to put out big round bales of hay for the cows.  But it needed some major repair, we bought it used and took winter shop time to overhaul it a few years ago.

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If I’m not in the shop when the guys are I love to bake something sweet and warm for a snack when they come in the house and today this Super Easy Banana Bread was a good choice on a chilly day!

So I whipped out my very favorite and highly used Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and set to work!  Now to be honest rotten past their prime bananas aren’t that fun for me to work with, they might make me gag – this recipe calls for a cup and half of mashed bananas – which they say is approximately 5 medium banana’s!  I took their word for it-I had six and by the time I cut out the deeply bruised parts I figured I was at 5 bananas, threw them into my mixer and let the mixer do it’s thing – I was not about to mash those bananas and measure it out!

I also left out the cinnamon but put in the nutmeg – that’s a personal choice and totally your call!  It also says that you can use oil or melted butter, I choose melted butter, because, well it’s butter!  As well as adding nuts or no nuts, it’s your banana bread, make it the way you want – next time I am adding chocolate chips to mine!!!

Super Easy Banana Bread-the reason bananas go bad!

Super Easy Banana Bread

Super Easy Banana Bread-the reason bananas go bad!

Super Easy Banana Bread

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas approximately 5 med. bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • Optional: walnuts pecans chocolate chips - approximately 1/4 cup

Instructions
 

  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mash your bananas with your mixer, add eggs and oil or melted butter - mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and combine well - batter may be lumpy, that is fine.
  • Stir in any optional ingredients.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x5x3 bread pan and bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees, check the center with a toothpick for doneness.
  • Cool on a wire rack if you can wait that long!

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