Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On My Hearth: Mom's Banana Bread

For as long as I can remember, my Mom's been making this banana bread. It's so delicious and simple, there's no reason to try any other recipe! Since I have some brown bananas on my counter, I'm going to whip up a batch for my co-workers this morning. I'm sure they'll thank you, Mom!

Sam's Banana Bread

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (2 medium) mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts

Preheat oven to 350'. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in banana, milk and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and stir by hand just until combined. Pour into 9x5 inch greased loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.


Sam said...

I think they should have a "Take Your Mom To Work Day", what do you think? : ) Of course I would only want to go on days when there is some good banana bread or a party going on. : )

Rapunzel said...

Absolutely! You can join us anytime, but I'm sure I'll be spending half my workday fighting the men off you! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Nice! I was planning to use up all my bananas in the freezer, and make a big batch of bread this weekend. Can't wait to try this recipe.

Mother of Invention said...

I just made a banana cake with the 5 black frozen bananas this morning. It's in my freezer and I'll ice it with banana flavoured and coloured icing on the weekend.

When I bake for myself, I use splenda and cut down the fat (only use 1/4 cup of becel oil) by using 1/2 cup of applesauce.