Banana Bread

Cliff likes to show off his mad baking skillz to his coworkers from time to time. The hardest part about this was waiting for the bananas to ripen.

2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 c bananas, mashed (about 4)
1/2 c walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine first three ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and brown sugar together. Stir in egg, vanilla and bananas. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into 9×5 loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

7 thoughts on “Banana Bread”

  1. Carrie Jo

    We are totally trying that. Thanks for your miraculous inspiration. :-) Does Burgansburg love Regensblog? Check one:
    [X] Yes
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  2. Hezamarie

    Ooh banana bread. Speaking of mad baking skills. Does Cliff know a good carrot cake recipe?

    How do you and Cliff work out the metric system with your recipes? I’m trying to convince my friends and family back home to start using a scale. I’m hooked on grams.

  3. Sarah

    @Carrie Jo: Hee hee! Blog mash notes, I love it!

    @Hezamarie: We have a pretty reliable carrot cake recipe in our recipe listing. We have a scale, but we’re still straddling the systems – we have little index cards on which we’ve written how much half a cup of sugar/one cup of flour/one tablespoon of butter weighs in grams. So we can use our standard-measured recipes, but use the scale so we dirty up fewer dishes. I can’t pull myself away completely, though. I know what about a cup of flour looks like, but I have no clue what 250g looks like.

  4. ann

    Do you get into the endless “That’s not bread; it’s cake!” discussion with your coworkers?

    I have been assimilated and now prepare only Kürbis Kuchen for my friends. I keep all the pumpkin bread for myself. :)

    PS – I picked up a couple of cans of refried beans in Ireland for only 2x the US price – but your recipe has taken a huge load off my mind. I don’t need to hoard – I can make more if I need to. Thanks!

  5. Sarah

    @ann: Cliff’s a stubborn one. He left messages in his coworkers’ voicemail that he was bringing Bananenbrot. I think they know about his stubbornness, though. I’m sure they call it Kuchen behind his back. I’m glad the beans were a relief! Nothing cures your craving for them like the labor involved in making them yourself.

  6. Margot Milner

    I love banana bread. (I think of it as cake.) I usually make an American recipe the first time with cups and such, weighing as I go. Thereafter, I can weigh ingredients. I’ll try yours next, Cliff.

  7. Margot Milner

    Ah, what I really meant to say was: When you have too many bananas and they go overripe and black, just throw them in the freezer. They’re fine for cooking.

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