Sunday, February 22, 2009

When you have over ripe bananas...

make banana bread!

Today was a rainy, just plain gloomy day! Until the smell of banana bread started to fill up the kitchen! If you have really brown bananas that are going nowhere but the trash, mash them up and make this moist, dense and most delicious quick bread. You can't miss. I didn't even burn it. This time.

Banana Nut Bread
from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Eleventh Edition
Source: Cooking Forum
Printable Recipe

3 ripe bananas, well mashed
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (or more!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Mix the bananas and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt and soda. Add the walnuts and stir to blend. Put the batter in the pan and bake for an hour. Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.

Sometimes I add a couple splashes of Myer’s Rum (Dark rum)


  1. It looks delicious! I love banana bread..
    I made scones again this morning...let the gkids help..OY!

  2. Looks good Carol! One of our friends stopped by with banana muffins. I like mine toasted, with a little bit of butter.

  3. Carol, your bread looks great! Sometimes when I only have one or two ripe bananas, I peel them and then freeze in a baggie until I have enough to bake and they work great too. Chocolate chips are a great addition to banana bread :-)

  4. Oh, good, you didn't burn! Carol, the bread really does look good. Also good with a little cream cheese.

  5. Made me miss my Mom's banana bread!
    I don't make it often but I love it.. Great tip Marsha in freezing them until you have enough!

    Carol, so proud of you that you didn't burn it!!! lol

  6. Carol, now that's an award winning picture! It definitely belongs on TS or FG.

    That is one of my favorite plates.... the bread looks fabulous but even more so on that gorgeous plate.

  7. I remember this oil! I have bananas. I need to try this.

  8. Beautiful photo, Carol! I love banana bread and your pretty plate.

  9. I love banana walnut bread. Slightly warm and a some butter, it's such a great treat!

  10. Hi, your banana and walnut bread looks great! I will definitley try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


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