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February 23, 2012
Aunt Ethel's Banana Bread
Happy National Banana Bread Day. We have a running joke in my family about the amount of bananas my father eats. We compare him to a large monkey with his monthly total intake close to 100 bananas. That is approximately 1200 bananas per year! With that being said, I have grown up with all things banana. Banana bread, banana cream pie…if there is a recipe with a banana in it my mother has probably made it. How else could she have satisfied her husbands extreme love of this fruit.
Banana Bread was a staple in my home growing up and I now make it frequently for my boys. My Great Aunt Ethel’s recipe is so easy I think you can throw the batter together in under 5 minutes. Thank goodness my mother included the recipe in my Family Cookbook she made me. I am sure I will be making this bread for many years to come. Enjoy!
Aunt Ethel’s Banana Bread
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine ( I use organic unsalted butter)
1 1/2 cup flour ( I use whole wheat flour which gives it a nice nutty taste)
3 tablespoons of milk ( I use whole milk, but whatever you have on hand is fine)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of mashed, ripe bananas ( about 3 bananas should do the trick)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl
Pour into a greased loaf pan and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
It is seriously that easy….I serve it with butter or cream cheese on top.
Do you have a favorite recipe that uses bananas?