Lately I have been buying up bananas and eating one a day. Sometimes I buy so many that I can’t finish them before they get to that icky brown, over ripe stage. You know that stage- where they’re too gross to eat on their own, but are perfect for a cake, muffin or bread recipe.
I have eaten my share of banana bread over the years, but have never come across one that I really enjoyed. Well that changed when I decided to try this recipe from allrecipes.com It’s a VERY easy recipe to follow and I’m pretty sure you already have most, if not all, the ingredients in your kitchen.
My Favourite Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten,
5 medium size bananas, overripe and mashed
6 Hershey kisses, cut in half (my addition)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan and set aside.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended, about 3-4 minutes. Stir wet mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Gently stir in Hershey kisses. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of cake comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Invert bread onto a cooling rack.