Banana Bread … yum

I am not a banana fan.  I think it started when I nannied in Ireland and the kids would have bananas as snacks in the car.  And if you have ever fed a child in a carseat you will know that everything they eat ends up crumbled, smeared, or squirted on to said seat.  There are few things more disgusting than an old smelly banana smear in a car seat.

So I pretty much vowed to never buy bananas again… but kids love bananas.  Even baby John loves em.

Today we have a recipe for you, and an excellent use for bananas unless you prefer them smeared in a car seat.  In that case giver.  Send me pics.

Cultivating Foodies Banana Bread:

2 old and nasty looking bananas

1/3 cup brown butter

3/4 cup vanilla sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups flour

Bananas #cultivatingfoodies

Directions:

Put the butter in a little saucepan and put it on low heat on the stove.  Let it melt, {watch closely here} and let it get just past melted to a nice brown colour.  Brown butter is rich in flavour, nutty, delicious and just plain sexy.  That’s why it’s in here.

Next smush the bananas up with a fork.  Get em all nice a smushed up.

banana bread mixing #cultivatingfoodies

Then add the egg and squish it up with the banana until you have few chunks left.  If you are like me and start to bake things before you check if you have all ingredients and realize you have no eggs you will have to go get some.  Thankfully we have some wonderful neighbors who have a great supply of free range eggs we could steal.

collecting eggs for baking #cultivatingfoodies

Next pour your butter in to the mix {make sure it is not steaming hot still at this point or you will end up with very fatty banana scrambled eggs}.  Next add the sugar.  I used vanilla sugar because it tastes good… {The best way to make vanilla sugar is to keep a container of sugar and every time you use a whole vanilla bean after scraping out the inside leave the husk in the container of sugar.  It will start to get an awesome vanilla flavour after a while}

Bananas and vanilla sugar #cultivatingfoodies

Then add your flour and baking soda.  Do not over mix.  Don’t “whip the shit out of it” like my mother instructs when making cookies.  Be gentle.

mixing banana bread #cultivatingfoodies

Pour it in to a greased baking dish and pop it in the oven.  The oven should be at 350 degrees F and it will take 45-60 minutes to bake.

When it is done slide it out of the baking pan and let it cool a bit.  Then slather it in butter and enjoy!

Banana Bread #cultivatingfoodies

{if you follow this recipe exactly and yours does not look as nice as mine it may be because you over mixed, or your oven was too hot, or your baby is not as cute as mine}

-Stephanie

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  1. Sister, Best says: Reply

    Ok point! And yes. Mine is never as good and I knoe it’s because Baby John has taken over the cuteness department…

    Oh-em-cuteness.

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    So when I get excited that John is calling me “Nana” – he might just be wanting Nana bread #nanacrushed

  3. I absolutely loved the last sentence. Baby John is adorable! PS: the banana bread sounds scrumptious! =0)

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