Easy Banana Bread

Our grocery store only seems to stock huge amounts of bright green bananas. We prefer ripe bananas but hey, that's just us. This means that we usually have to buy bananas in larger bunches and hope we eat them when ripe. Sometimes we do. Sometimes we don't. This was a week we didn't. Instead of throwing them out in the compost this time, I decided to whip up a quick loaf of banana bread. It was easy, quick and kind of fun. Who doesn't love a little afternoon baking?

 

What you need: 

·      3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed (I used four)

·      1/3 cup melted butter

·      1 egg, beaten

·      ¾ cup sugar

·      1 teaspoon vanilla

·      1 teaspoon baking soda

·      Pinch of salt

·      1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

·      ½ cup of chopped pecans

 

What you do:

·      Mash up the bananas in the medium sized bowl

·      Add the melted butter

·      Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla

·      Add the flour, baking soda and pecans

·      Bake at 350F for 45 minutes

·      Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes before putting onto cooling rack

 

* I actually ran out of regular sugar halfway through and so I did half of the 3/4 cup sugar as brown sugar which is what gives it that rich brown coloring.