Today feels like winter, and as much as I am a summer-girl, I love the fall/winter holidays and what comes with the change in weather. For me, the shift to colder weather usually means more of one thing: baking!
We happened to have a lot of extra bananas on this cold day, and I thought I would make some bread! This post will not just be the recipe, but also some tips and tricks we use in our kitchen. Let’s begin:
- 6 ripe bananas
- 2/3 cups of melted butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups flower
- fresh nutmeg and cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash up the ‘naners real good & stir in the melted butter. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Simple ya’ll!
Tip #1: If you see the big red markings on the red bottle of vanilla: that’s the expiration date! When we buy pantry items & spices, we write the expiration date big on the item so we can keep track of freshness!
What I love to do is to spice up (pun intended) a recipe, so at this point you can add chocolate chips, spices or nuts. I added fresh cinnamon & nutmeg to give the bread a nice fall feel.
Tip #2: Line your baking pans! I did this once and will never bake without it again! Buy parchment paper in a roll or in the pre-cut portions, trim them to fit any size/shape pan! Spray with Pam and add the parchment paper.
Once you have lined your pans, add the batter and pop in the oven for one hour! This makes two loaves.
After the loaves have cooled completely, I place them each in a zip loc bag, remove the air and popped them into our freezer!
Tip #3: You don’t always have to eat your baked goods right away. Store in the freezer and pull out when having a party, guests, or when the craving strikes!