I've never been a huge fan of chewy/hard candy (I'd much rather have a little something dipped in chocolate), but I have always loved any candy that is banana flavored....Banana Laffy Taffy being my ultimate favorite. I also am not one to pass up banana pudding, banana cream pie, bananas foster, or just plain bananas! Can anyone guess where I'm going with this post??? A recipe, perhaps? YES! This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I find that my fruit basket is full of mostly brown/black bananas that are starting to gross me out just a little. It is the perfect bread for breakfast or a little snack. So here it is:
BEST EVER BANANA BREAD
Source: Macaroni and Cheesecake (and allrecipes.com)
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil OR applesauce
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp white sugar
preheat oven to 325 degrees F. spray one 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
blend together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and bananas.
sift together the sugars, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
add banana mixture, and stir in pecans (if desired).
mix well. pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 1hr and 20min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
while bread is baking, stir together the 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar. once bread comes out of oven, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. stick bread back in a turned off oven for 1 minute.
allow to cool, remove from pan, and cut into slices.
Enjoy! (And I'm off to cut my 3rd slice for the night! Ooops! They are little slices, kind of.)