Fall is taking its sweet time getting over to Alabama this year. It has started to cool off some but with highs still in the upper 80s it just doesn’t seem like Fall yet. I long for the cool breezy air, boots, scarves and vests (my love for vests is getting a little out of control, I mean just look at these beauties).
With Fall also comes comfort foods such as, soups, chili, casseroles and homemade bread. The aroma in my house while this bread was baking, in my mind, is the epitome of Fall. A mix of sweet bananas and warm vanilla. Instead of burning a candle, I am tempted to bake this bread everyday. Bonus, not only did this bread make my house smell amazing, it also was very tasty. Not too sweet and just the right amount of vanilla flavor. It is a no fuss, quick and easy bread to make. The ingredients are more than likely already in your pantry and fridge. So the next time you have bananas that are too ripe to eat don’t toss them, give this bread a try.
- 1/2 tbs of butter (a stick of butter works best)
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a stick of butter, grease your loaf pan.
- In medium size bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until mixed well.
- In a large bowl, smash the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla and stir with a spatula or spoon until completely blended.
- Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir just until blended.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick can be inserted and removed without the batter sticking to it.
- Let cool in pan for about 20 minutes before removing from and slicing.