Simply Recipes: Banana Bread
One of my favorite websites to consult when trying something new is Simply Recipes. Elise makes every recipe, well, simple, and you know that is my favorite kind. I was looking for a classic banana bread recipe when I came upon hers, and I knew I had to try it. I have made a whole wheat banana bread before, but this time I really wanted something that would remind me of my childhood.
I had two bunches of bananas sitting on my counter in case anyone wanted one after the Broad Street Run (race recap here). Many of our friends came over to shower before we headed out for lunch, and I thought it would be good to have an assortment of fruits available. Unfortunately, those lonely bananas stayed lonely and everyone left without eating any. I froze most of them in 1/2 banana portions for smoothies, but I saved 3 of the ripest ones to make banana bread.
They say baking is scientific. I love science, and I would do extra math problems for fun as a kid, but baking does not come easy to me. There is something about the exactness of measurements that I just can’t achieve, no matter how hard I try.
Luckily, this recipe is exactly what I need, as there is room for modification. I used 3 bananas, reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup, and reduced the butter by about a third. I also added a good handful of chopped walnuts. The end result is a delicious and moist banana bread with a bit of crunch from the walnuts.
Try Simply Recipes’ Banana Bread recipe.. and then you can thank me!
The best part? No mixer needed.
For the full recipe visit the Simply Recipes website.