Banana Bread

Banana Bread

What better way is there to spend the first weekend after Christmas, then baking tasty treats {and using new Christmas presents}? I was inspired to bake anything after receiving a BEAUTIFUL cake stand in from a secret santa exchange between my childhood friends. After realizing I had a few overripe bananas waiting to be eaten, I knew my first baked good was going to have to be a delicious banana bread! I’m a banana fiend- I usually have at least one a day- hey, a girl has got to get her daily dose of potassium. So any way to combine bananas in bakes goods, I’m game.

Banana Bread

3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted salted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour

Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the cinnamon. Add the baking soda and salt to the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix until just combined. Pour mixture into a buttered loaf pan.

Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Banana Bread


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