Friday, September 30, 2011

Grandma's Easy Banana Bread

I'm attracted to recipes that say "easy" on them. I seriously try out almost every recipe that is said to be easy. Cooking never was my very favorite thing to do, I have to say that trying new recipes has definitely made me enjoy it more, for which I'm thankful! I try to stay away from the complicated recipes that take many hours of work and expertise, I just appreciate the simple, down-to-earth recipes that can be easily made without much strain and with simple ingredients.

I was so pleased when I came across this marvelous recipe for banana bread. My grandmother adapted this recipe for her use when she lived way up in the Amazon and ingredients were very scarce, and I found the recipe while looking at some old recipe card of my mom's. I have to say it's one of the best banana breads I have ever tasted...and the most wonderful part of it all, it was a breeze to make!

Super duper easy, folks...

Here's what you'll need:
(Yields: 2 loaves)

4 C. flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 C. sugar
Mix these three ingredients in a bowl.

In the blender, throw in:

2 eggs
1 C. butter or margarine
1 C. milk
2 C. bananas ( I usually freeze bananas that are almost too ripe and use them for banana bread later on).

Blend until smooth, mix with dry ingredients.
(If you're a nut lover and have some extra nuts on hand, this would be the time to mix some in for some scrumptious banana nut bread ;)
Find a cute and eager little helper to lick off the spoon :)

Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake in low oven for 1 hour or until done!

If you have a small family and only want one loaf, it's also super easy to make half a recipe, or you can make both and freeze the other loaf for another day, which is what I did!

It was so yummy and so easy to make! Looking for a way to use up those bananas?!?! Give this recipe a try, I'm sure you'll like it!


Alisha said...

Love this recipe! Need to make it again soon. I would love for your mom to make a recipe book with hers and your grandma's recipes in them. It would be such a treasure to pass on to all of us. LOL!

Alisha said...

That last comment took out when I said (hint, hint) right before the LOL!

Jessica said...

I told her and she just smiled....there would sure be a TON of good recipes :)