I dont bake breads much but after trying this recipe out, i am now a total fan of homemade breads! And B loves it too. and for this reason alone, i will bake breads more often.
3 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar (1/4 cup more if you like it very sweet, 1/4 cup less if you like it less sweet)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
¼ cup roughly chopped walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Use a wooden spoon to stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Mix it gently. Add the chopped walnuts and mix it.
5. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.
The best bananas to use for banana bread are those that are over-ripe. The yellow peels should be at least half browned, and the bananas inside very soft and browning.