Hello Hip Huggers! Can you believe I am the author of this beauty below? If I do say so myself, that color is superb! And it was my first time ever making a sweet bread.
I was getting ready to chunk some overly ripe naners when I decided to seek out the gudaince of the Internet for overripe banana recipes – and I found this super simple one on Facebook. No frills or thrills, and can certainly be dolled up. But quick, and easy are in my element, it was worth a shot.
So, you’ll have to start kinda accidentally with 3 overly ripe bananas that you couldn’t even think of consuming, they kinda have to be THAT ripe. Even these could use a day or so more brewing. No ripe bananas?
First: Preheat oven to 350° – the ingredients come together quick, so you need that joker ready!
Next: Mix the following ingredients:
3 mashed bananas
6 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
Mix banana, oil, and sugar until mostly smooth, then add:
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
Mix well until egg is completely blended.
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
Mix lightly with fork.
Finally: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. I sprinkled some cinnamon infused turbinado sugar to be fancy…
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and pour batter in, shaking pan carefully to even out batter.
Bake for 45 minutes…. Boom.
Once finished, remove pan from oven and let sit, still in pan, for 5 minutes. Then carefully tip upside down to remove and place into cooling rack for 20 minutes or so…
Once cooled, simply cut and serve or store to pair with coffee in the morning. Or both🙂
***Note: next time, I will add 1/4 tsp imitation banana extract, 1/2 cup brown sugar walnuts, melted butter on top and maybe 1/4 cup honey. I’m a stickler for making a recipe as is, no diversion the first go round, but within a few days I’m known for remaking and doing it my way. But for now, if you’ve got a few bananas that are knocking on heavens door, try it!
Let me know how it turn out below!