"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

The Better Option: Easy-Peasy Banana Bread

by Julie on February 24, 2013

in Sugar and Spite, Sweet!

See, people like bananas in my house. But sometimes I miscalculate consumption trends and overbuy.  Which results in scenes like this:

dead bananas

Banana apocalypse

And when this happens, there is only one remedy. Well, two remedies, of course. You can chuck them all into the compost bin or trash.  But if you’re on top of things when bananas go bad, and you have sugar, eggs and cinnamon, you can pursue the one true remedy.

Which is banana bread. Duh.

mis en place for banana bread

1 cup sugar, 1 1/3 cup flour, two eggs, 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. vanilla. Three dead bananas


It really couldn’t be easier. First you have to mush the bananas and the eggs together.

I'm sorry you have to see this.

I’m sorry you have to see this.

Then you add everything else. Mix it all together. Pour into a buttered bread loaf pan. Sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top. Put it into the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes at 375.

banana bread

Everybody’s favorite banana bread.

Let cool for ten minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a rack.

Beat back the children, who will be clamoring. This is excellent warm, at room temperature, and very much so frozen, believe it or not (this is my favorite way to eat it, because it makes it chewy…)

Now you no longer have alarming dead bananas on your table attracting fruit flies. Now you have banana bread and best of all, a home that smells like freshly-baked banana bread.

You’re welcome. Anytime.


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Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious February 26, 2013 at 9:06 am



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