This time I tried a recipe from Simply Recipes. Basic, easy and the picture looked just like what we'd want a slice of banana bread to look like. So I made a loaf this morning! I changed the original a little bit. I used brown sugar and added walnuts. And I was careful not to over-bake it. Or under-bake it for that matter! And on this gorgeous Autumn day in New York, we were not disappointed. At all. And my house smelled so good!
This was moist and dense. Just like the way we love banana bread. Our new favorite! Pretty much perfect!
Source: original recipe can be found at the blog, Simply Recipes
adapted There's Always Thyme to Cook
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup toasted walnut pieces (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
With a wooden spoon, mix the butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Mix in the walnuts, if using. Add the flour and mix well. Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake for about an hour. Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan. Slice and serve.