What do you do with overripe bananas?
Some of you may throw them out, but my wife makes the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted. Topped with a little butter or cream cheese and you have a great breakfast or afternoon snack. Add a little ice cream and you have banana bread a la mode for dessert.
Couldn’t be easier. Usually, at least one of the girls volunteers to help. Best of all, we can pack a slice or two for the girls to take to school for snack time.
1/2 cup shortening or try substituting vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas
1-teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2 cups flour
Butter for greasing the loaf pan
How To Prepare At Home
Start by preheating you oven to 350F.
Combine the ingredients together in a mixing bowl (I use a Cuisinart) in the order listed above. Mix by hand (or by Cuisinart) until it forms a thoroughly blended batter.
Transfer the batter into a greased loaf or bread pan.
Bake until done, usually about one hour. A good way to tell if the bread is done is to stick it with a toothpick. If nothing sticks to the toothpick, it is done.
Simple and delicious.
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