Thursday, October 30, 2008

Banana Bread...warming hearts and kitchens!

The Happy Housewife knows time is tight and so are budgets. Here is a fun and tasty treat to throw together quickly from the most common of ingredients. This is really fun to have the little ones help with; what kid doesn't like to smash stuff!? Plus, on those sorta-cold days, the hour-long bake time really makes the kitchen a cozy spot.

Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
1C Sugar
1/2 C softened real butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
2Tbs milk
1tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
2C flour
3 over-ripe bananas, mashed/squashed/smooshed to a goopy mess

Cream the sugar and butter together, then mix in the eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, mixing just until mostly combined. Add the squished bananas and mix it all together. If you would like to add 1/2C of chopped nuts, do it now.

Put in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 1hour or until slightly cracked on the top and firm.
Top with butter, cream cheese, or go au natural!

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