If you were to ask me what the perfect breakfast is, I would tell you that it is a warm slice of banana bread and a cup of coffee. Banana bread is one of those classic baked goods that is so easy and tasty, it is hard NOT to make it. There are so many variations of this classic goody, but I stick true to the real ingredients of it… minus my one little spin of adding cinnamon.
Here was my process…
First I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. Next I mashed together 3 ripe bananas. (There is no need for a mixer with this recipe. It’s nice to get back to the roots of cooking every once in awhile!) Melt 1/3 of a cup of butter and mix it into the banana mash. Add in 1 beaten egg and 3/4 of a cup of a mixture of white and brown sugar. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt and mix. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour (any kind you want! I use either all-purpose or banana flour) mix well.
Lastly, pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 loaf pan or into muffin molds. Bake for 1 hour.
That is it! It is literally that easy to make the best breakfast on earth… for me that is! Its rich and delicious, and it melts in your mouth. I serve mine up with a tiny bit of butter, but is just fantastic naked.
So, what you will need…
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
This is truly a MUST try.