We don’t let things go to waste in our house. Brown, slimy bananas make great banana bread! Overripe bananas can easily be mashed with a little lemon juice and frozen until you are ready to bake. I have tried several recipes; one had grape-nuts instead of nuts. This one is my favorite. We had one daughter who didn’t like nuts, so I usually made two loaves, one with and one without. Chocolate chips are not bad either!
- 3 really ripe bananas
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups flour (of course, I use half whole wheat)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cups of nuts (walnuts or pecans) (black walnuts are really good) (you can use more if you’d like)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips if you like
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan. Mix the bananas and eggs. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and soda. Add the nuts; don’t overmix. Put the batter in the pan and bake for 1 hour (or so). (Quick breads will be done when the shrink from the sides of the pan and a toothpick poked in it comes out clean.) Let it cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, and then remove. It slices better when it is cool if you can wait, and it is great with peanut butter and a glass of milk for breakfast!