Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yum Yum: Banana Bread

Delicious and golden-brown
While reading Ladybug Girl and her Mama, L.E. decided she wanted to do all of the same things Lulu does when spending the day with her mom. That included making banana bread. Daniel Tiger also recently made banana bread, so it has been at the forefront of our minds.
It's certainly not hard to find a decent recipe for it. I borrowed this one from Food Network.com

Banana Bread
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

(This is the part where L.E. was a big help!) In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

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