Friday, February 7, 2014
Banana Nut Bread (and maybe a little procrastinating too)
Do you ever have one of those days? Oh wait....I need to tell you what type of day it is. I have a list a mile long of things to do! No really....I'm not exagerating....it really is a mile long. Ok....I'm exagerating a little bit....but it feels like it's a mile long. I have work stuff, school stuff, house cleaning stuff, more work stuff, tax stuff, and stuff to do for the kids.
I have so much stuff to do and do you know what I'm doing??? Um really? I thought it was kind of obvious....I'm talking to you guys!
I got up early to walk the dog and start working. Walked the dog....check one thing off the list. But wait....I'm kind of hungry and there's these bananas getting black on the counter....banana bread. Gotta make banana bread. Ok...check....banana bread done. Now I really should work but the banana bread was super tasty, so maybe I should take a picture of it. Picture taken...check. NOW I really should work.....but I feel like I should share with the world that my banana bread is pretty and super tasty.
That leaves us here....right now....with me blogging....when I really should be working and organzing my taxes and doing homework. Soooooo.....I guess I should go. Sorry this is such a short post but I think I have procrastinated long enough. Anyways...what more can I say? Banana bread is yummy, it's super easy to make and it's perfect when it's kind of a drizzly chilly morning. It's also super good for giving you something to do when you don't want to do the things you really should be doing.
Ok people...don't be like me....go out there and get your stuff done! (oh, and HAPPY FRIDAY!)
BANANA NUT BREAD via Joy of Cooking
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
5 1/3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 3)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
In a mixer, beat butter and sugar on high speed until lightened in color and texture, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the flour mixture until blended and the consistency of brown sugar. Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat until thoroughly mixed in. Fold in bananas and nuts.
Scrape batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with baking spray. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes.
Let cool on rack then unmold from pan.