Friday, May 7, 2010

Banana Bread

This recipe came from my mom's good friend, Sheree. It is SO good, I cannot stay out of it. I made it yesterday so my husband, who was out of town all week, would have a homemade treat to welcome him home. It is a good thing his plane wasn't too late or there would have been none left for him.
Sheree's Banana Bread

1 3/4 cup sugar
2 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
3 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
dash salt

Mix sugar and butter, add eggs and bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in a separate bowl with a wisk. Add flour to wet ingredients.

Add 1 cup walnuts (optional)

Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Make two loaves.

I didn't know you can freeze ripe bananas, my friend Cari told me this and it is one of my favorite kitchen tips. I always buy bananas and end up having some too ripe to eat. I peel them and throw then in a freezer bag. It is fun to be able to make banana bread whenever you feel like it as opposed to waiting for bananas to ripen.

PS -If you happen to have cream cheese frosting laying around from making a birthday cake the day before, it is really, really yummy on this bread. Too good, in fact . . .