There always seem to be plenty of brown bananas lying around my house and this recipe is the perfect way to use them. Not only will you have a yummy snack and tasty breakfast the next day (if your family can resist eating it all), but your house will smell awesome! Cook with your kids today and make them feel like cooking rock stars. There’s tons for them to do: squishing, measuring, stirring…they’ll love it!
Brown Sugar Banana Bread
Non-stick cooking spray
3 really ripe Bananas
½ cup light Brown Sugar, packed
¼ cup unsalted Butter, melted
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 ½ cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
Pastry blender or fork
2 Large mixing bowls
5″x9″ loaf pan
Preheat your oven to 350°. Spray your loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Peel your bananas and place into the mixing bowl. Using the pastry blender (or a fork), mash the bananas until there are very few lumps and they look gooey. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla to the bananas, using the rubber spatula to stir well to combine.
Add the flour, followed by the baking soda and salt. Use the rubber spatula to stir until just combined with no lumps of flour remaining. Be careful here, because you don’t want to over mix it either. That will make your banana bread tough.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour or until cooked through.
Remove pan from oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes; remove loaf from pan. Let the loaf cool the rest of the way, or dive right in and eat a piece while it’s warm. Just be sure to share!
Time: 10 minutes prep, 1 hour active cooking time