MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Banana Bread!

Oh, delicious Sunday morning banana bread...  
you've brought out the Japanese poet that lives inside my soul...

Baked butter perfumes.
A loaf of love waits sweetly.


What you'll need!

3-4 large, very ripe bananas
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1 cup chopped walnuts

***Back home in Connecticut, we always make fun of my Mom for always having a freezer door full of very, very ripe bananas!  You have to watch your feet if you open the door too fast - it's like a rock hitting your foot.  But she is correct, they make the best banana bread.  So if you have a bunch on your kitchen counter that you are not going to eat - let them get brown and throw them in the freezer.  I used 4 bananas in this loaf - just let them thaw in a bowl - then cut the peel open and squeeze the banana out (it will be very mushy).

Preheat oven to 300.  Put the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another.  Butter & flour a regular size loaf tin.

Mix the dry and wet together (You might need a bigger bowl - I did).  Then add the chopped walnuts.
Make sure your batter is evenly spread in the pan from side to side.
Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes.  (Every oven is different and you want there to be a little browning on the top.  After one hour, I cranked the heat up in my oven for about 4-5 extra minutes.
What a sweet boy!!!  (Sweet when he's sleeping!)  ...the little devil.

This is SO easy to make and SO delicious!!!  You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen.  I must give credit to my mom for teaching me how to make this - and to Nana White because really this is called, "Nana White's Banana Bread."

 Have a slice with a little butter and drink an espresso!  


  1. I want more pictures of black bananas next time, please.

  2. i think even i have come close to losing a toe from your mom's freezing bananas. i would really like to make this! my problem is that i wolf down bananas before they have a chance to go brown!