Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ripe Bananas?

In the heat of summer bananas ripen quite fast and at my house when we have a couple of ugly, black spotted bananas sitting in the fruit bowl, it's time to bake some banana bread! I've been using this recipe for years and I always double it so we can share with friends and neighbors. You can score some pretty big points with this oh so sweet bread that should be called cake! ;)




Kona Banana Bread

1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I use butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3/4  cup ripe mashed bananas
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in banana. Sift together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. Mix until well blended. Pour into greased 9x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cut into squares, cool and eat.

As I mentioned, I double the batch, use butter instead of vegetable shortening and I use all organic ingredients. Our Super Target sells organic flour, sugar, butter and eggs at a great price. I like to make little loaves of bread so adjust the baking time to 40-45 minutes. Another little addition of mine is to sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top before I bake. Oh so good!

Let me know if you give it a try. I made this bread a couple weeks ago and my son couldn't get enough!  He wanted it in his lunch every day along with some after dinner each evening! Needless to say, we didn't share with the neighbors that time! :)

14 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Great minds think alike (LOL)!! I have a Banana Loaf made by my kids yesterday. Ours has similar recipe, BUT with a cup of Chococlate Chips added to the mix!! Can you imagine!?!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

YUM! Love me some banana bread ;)

Elizabeth Schaffer Miranda said...

Love banana bread! Thanks for the recipe, I will have to try this sometime :)

Aimes said...

Mmmmm totally scrummy! I love to bake Banana and Walnut loaf - especially as many around me aren't keen on the walnuts which means more for me, tee hee!!!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, you're making my mouth drool!! I was seriously going to make some today too (before I saw this post), but it's too hot here to turn the oven on. :( I will give your recipe a go when I'm able to! :)

Tyggereye said...

Looks good. I have some ripe bananas in my frig right now. I might have to try to through this stuff together and make some bread. Looks delicious!

LeAnne said...

I always freeze my ripe bananas....they get really soft & mushy, gross for eating, but perfect for banana bread! This is a staple in our household. YUMMY recipe, TFS!

Marisa said...

I love banana bread. I go half whole wheat half white for a bit of a healthier twist -- and then mess up the healthier when I add some chocolate chips in the one of the kids LOL! Other option is walnuts in it - yummy! Eat some for me :D

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

yummy, I soooo luv banana bread!

Alice Wertz said...

mmm.... these looks so yummy! thanks for the recipe!! =)

Ujjwal said...

It looks so YUM !! Gotta give it a try :)

Dawn B. said...

This looks soooo good.. I will be right over. I have been looking for a good banana bread recipe... Thanks for sharing..

Audrey Pettit said...

I shall be over soon for a slice of this yummy bread, my dear!!

Carly said...

Looks so yummy! I'm totally going to have to try this.

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