Beginner Baker – Banana Bread

Hi Folks,

Today I experimented by making my first ever banana bread!

Now, I don’t have a mixer, I don’t have the proper banana bread pan, I don’t have vanilla (nor do I ever use it), but I do have an oven, bananas, sugar, flour, and eggs, and trust me, that’s really all ya need to make your apartment smell heavenly!  (Who really cares about eating the dessert as long as it makes your apartment smell nice, right?)

Step One:

Turn on a good movie.  The Bodyguard. Done!

Step Two:

Heat your oven to 350F.

Step Three: 

Combine soft butter (I used margarine) with 2-3 overripe bananas (this was easy because I rarely finish all my bananas before they go bad!)

Step Four:

Mix in 1.5 cups of flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar (the recipe called for 1 cup of white sugar, but I switched it to a little less than 1/4 cup of brown sugar partly because I find that all baked goods always contain way too much sugar…way more than necessary!  And plus, bananas provide enough natural sugar already! I want to indulge without overindulging if you know what I mean…!)

Also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and just a pinch of salt.

The recipe called for vanilla but I left it out (you can add it for extra flavor if you want!)

Mix it all together.  I used a fork…mainly because that’s all I have to do the trick!

Step Five:

To take the banana bread over the top just a bit I added cinnamon (YUM!) and a few mini chocolate chips…after all, every dessert needs a touch of chocolate, right?

Step Six:

Cook til done! It took mine about 80 mins although most recipes call for just 60 mins.  Let cool.

Step Seven:

Wait there is no step seven.  Just enjoy!

Love,

J. Molly

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