Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Banana Bread or Muffins...
My little Benjamin loves all things baked, but asks ALL the time for "nana bread". We have always made banana bread in this house. My husband is naturally thrifty, and doesn't like for anything to go to waste, so once those bananas are looking a bit brown, my Ben is counting down the days until there is enough brown on them to make his "nana bread". Today was the day, and since the stuff is so darn yummy, I thought I would throw the recipe up here, in case you are feeling particularly banana bread-ish. Today we put the batter into muffin cups because that just makes life easier, and I can tell how much of it they are eating. Sometimes the kids whip through a loaf like it's nothing and I come to find out later that Benji ate a goodly portion of it by himself.
1 ¾ Cup flour
2/3 Cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ Cup soft butter
2 very ripe bananas (I often throw in however many I have -the more the better!)
2 beaten eggs
2 tsp. nutmeg (I love, love, love the fresh nutmeg grated right in!)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
Pam a bread pan or muffin pans~ mix 1st 5 ingredients, with a pastry blender (I used my mixer) or two knives cut butter in until you get coarse crumbs. Stir in bananas and eggs and spices until just blended.
Bake 50 minutes or so, unless you are doing muffins, then it is only like 18.
My kids gobble this up, and it makes a great breakfast on the go item if you are racing out the door- gotta be better than a poptart, right? No preservatives, and you know what's going in! I've thrown in dried cranberries, raisins, pecans, etc. All yummy! Kids' favorite is straight up - plain...enjoy!