Oops.  I “forgot” to eat the bananas, and they are VERY freckled.  Guess this means I just have to bake some banana bread. (!)

This recipe is my mom’s.  It is mouth-watering, lip-smacking good.  It is luscious and rich, so much so, that it should properly be referred to as banana cake.  But the name banana bread justifies breakfast consumption.  Enjoy it warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven with a fork.  Banana Bread:


3-4 brown speckled bananas
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon orange zest
½ cup chopped walnuts (or chocolate chips)

2 large eggs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup milk
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

what TO DO

in a small bowl…
mash the bananas with a fork
the browner the bananas, the sweeter (and the better!)

in another small bowl…
mix: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg & orange zest
add chopped walnuts … or chocolate chips … or both

in a large bowl …
whisk the eggs
stir in the melted butter, milk & brown sugar
add the dry ingredients in 3 parts & the bananas in 3 parts, alternating between the two, stir after each addition 
(do not over stir)

in a bread pan…
line the bread pan with parchment paper
this allows for easy removal & prevents the bottom from burning (especially when you have an old, temperamental oven)
if you’d prefer, you can butter the bread pan instead
pour the batter into the pan
sprinkle some more walnuts/chocolate chips on top

preheat oven to 350F
bake for 50-60 mins.
remove from oven, let sit for a few mins, consume immediately!

2 people, 1 sitting, 0 banana bread leftover  (really)

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