Saturday, September 04, 2010

B AN AN A! B read! :) Award winning family recipe

What do you do when you find a deal of 20 pounds of bananas for 5 bucks? Buy it of course!!! (most were still all yellow! We gave a bunch away, but still had a ton... what do we do?)
I asked many friends what their favorite banana recipes are and this was the number one! There are many variations, but my mom and I collaborated on this one again. This recipe is again from my Great Grandma Shelhon, aka my Choo-Choo gamma as she lived next to a rail road and had toy trains for me. My mom made this recipe many many many times growing up, and it won awards at fairs and 4-H events. 

So far 6 loaves have been made by my mom, and now I just put my two in the oven. Here is the recipe (we double to make 2 loaves at a time.)

Smash 6 ripe bananas. Mix in 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup melted butter or veggie oil, 2 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon baking soda. That is all that is necessary! Though some people might like to add  about 1 1/2 cup walnuts, or even some mashed strawberries or Raspberries (what I did).

Pour into greased bread pan and put in 325 degree oven until toothpick
inserted in center
comes out clean.

Whala! Perfectly tender, moist banana bread is at your fingertips! I tried using Todd's phone to take better photos, can you tell?

What other banana recipes do you want to see? I obviously have enough of them! I have a few more banana recipes coming but will gladly take suggestions!


  1. You know what, I make banana breads using those overripe bananas left in the fridge. I don't know why but they're much much more delicious, or maybe it's just the joy of finding out a way to use those bananas nobody would like to touch anymore.

    Banana is my favorite fruit, by the way. I love banana bread: it's my food to pair with coffee. =]

  2. yep, I am using the bananas that are darkest first, they are sweeter agreed. Nanners are awesome!