Guest Feature: Kid Approved Banana Bread
I will be the first to admit that I have a horrible memory. I don’t remember much of anything when it comes to my childhood, early schooling, or even grad school, for that matter. I joke that if someone saw my resume and tried to talk to me about my grad program I would have to make something up because I barely remember going through it! On the other hand, I vividly remember making banana bread with my mother when I was little. We must have made banana bread fairly often for me to remember it as well as I do. Banana bread was a sign of love in our house, and if you were lucky enough to receive a loaf from our family that meant that we held a special place in our hearts for you. These days, I love making banana bread or banana muffins with my girls, and they both get so excited when we have enough rotten bananas to round out the ingredient list. While I hope that my bad memory isn’t hereditary, I do hope they continue the tradition and go on to make this banana bread with their kids one day and think of me.
This recipe yields one loaf or about 12-15 muffins. If you have extra bananas, double the recipe & freeze the extra loaf or muffins- it keeps well in the freezer.
- 1/4 Cup - Butter (soften)
- 1 Cup - Sugar
- 1 - Egg
- 3-5 - over ripe banana's (mashed)
- 2 Cups - Flour
- 1 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
- 1 Pinch Salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F degree. Add paper liners to a muffin tin or flour a load pan
- In a mixer, add the banana's and mash them on medium. Add the butter, eggs, sugar and mix until combined
- Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined
- Pour mixture into a loaf pan or scoop into each muffin tin. Bake until golden/dark brown. Muffin's 25 minutes. Load 45-55 minutes
Beth has a hilarious husband and 2 awesome kiddos- outgoing and funny Gracie is 5 and newly independent Hazel is 3. Beth is a special education teacher in West Hartford where she grew up, and feels lucky enough to be part time the past year to spend more time with her crazy kids. Living in Old Wethersfield with her family, Beth has a passion (although not much time anymore) for decorating old homes. In her spare time (ha!) Beth likes to watch horrible reality tv, read sad novels, and have dance parties with the family in her living room. If she wasn't a teacher, Beth's dream job would be a back up singer for Sarah McLachlan.