Lesson #20 - Classic Banana Bread
The rain was drizzling outside, the air was crisp and the boys had the day off from school. In the corner of our kitchen bananas lay rotting away. No matter how quickly we eat them before we know it they are goners. Alexis had the idea to turn them into a delicious homemade banana bread. In today’s lesson she made a guest appearance and had a blast with Jameson. He is not a fan of bananas and certainly did not enjoy the smell of the rotten ones, but once it was all baked into a sweet treat he couldn’t stop gobbling it up.
We all know you have rotten bananas so follow along and let us know how it goes.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 75 mins
2 - 3 very ripe bananas peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth.
Stir in the baking soda, salt and sugar.
In a separate bowl beat the egg and vanilla extract together.
In the mixer bowl combine the banana mixture with the egg/vanilla mixture. Then add in the softened butter.
Mix in the flour. Make sure to start slow or the flour will puff everywhere!
Pour the batter into the pre-greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
FOR AN EXTRA TREAT ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
Alexis and Jameson made enough for two loaves so the second one had the
sweet chocolate chips.
Don’t forget to sample the delicious batter!
Disclaimer: There is raw egg in the mixture so use your discretion.
Remove from the pans and let cool.