Over-Ripe Bananas? Make Banana Bread!

Have you ever noticed that nobody ever wants to eat that last banana? You know, the one that has a few too many brown spots on it. Well, at our house, I just toss that poor ugly banana in the freezer and when I'm in the baking mood (which is just about all the time!) I dig out those frozen brown bananas and bake banana bread! 

Today not only was in the baking mood, but I also had an abundance of eggs (and frozen bananas) that needed to be used as well. So I grabbed those pitiful bananas from the freezer and grabbed one of my favorite cookbooks and one my favorite aprons and started baking!

This recipe is super easy and uses basic ingredients that are sure to be in your pantry. 

 Don't let outward appearance fool you! These bananas are still delicious!

Don't let outward appearance fool you! These bananas are still delicious!

Banana Bread

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • nuts (optional)

Beat egg, sugar and melted butter together. 

Use a fork to mash the bananas.

Sift flour, salt and baking soda together and add to the above mixture.

Pour batter into greased loaf pan or two greased mini-loaf pans.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy freshly baked, place in a ziploc bag or vacuum seal with a Food Saver to put in the freezer to serve another day! I baked 8 mini-loaves that may end up in the freezer to take to the Farmer's Market next week!