Banana Bread

We buy a lot of bananas, and we never eat them all before they’re too ripe.  (Seriously, why do they go from green to overly ripe in 4 days????) If I’m not ready to bake right then, or only have one too-ripe banana, I peel it and freeze it.  When I have 3-4 bananas to use, I bake banana bread.  This is a recipe I found a year or two ago, and it serves me well.  Hope you enjoy it!

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Banana Bread Recipe  (doubles well)

Ingredients:

3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed

1/3 C butter, melted

3/4 C sugar (OR 2/3 C honey)

1 egg

1 t. vanilla

1 t. baking soda

1 1/2 C flour (all-purpose)

pinch of salt

Directions:

Mix butter and bananas.  Add sugar (or honey), egg, and vanilla.  Mix.

Sprinkle baking soda and salt.  Mix.  Add flour. Mix.

Pour into a buttered or non-stick bread pan (4×8 inches).  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Cool on cooling rack.  Slice and enjoy.

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