After promising my facebook peeps a few weeks ago... I'm finally posting it.
The BEST banana bread recipe... um... EVER! :)
I'm pretty much a banana bread snob. I can't STAND dry, flavorless banana bread! So if you're the same way, then you'll LOVE this recipe.
Before you scroll down to the bottom of the post and find this "butter-licious" recipe, let me just say...
"NO. This delicious, soft, addicting bread is NOT on your diet.
Should you double the recipe, pretend you're going to give most of it away to friends and family, but then gobble down a few loaves yourself, because it's so amazing, that you can't stop eating it, ANYWAY?...... YES!"
Okay, so a few weeks ago Aubrielle and I decided to get down to business with a huge batch of over-ripe bananas, while the twins were at school. This little chick LOVES to help, anyway she can, so I enlisted her to be my "stir-er" and utensil holder.
Really. Besides measuring, you can't mess this up.
Dry ingredients in one bowl.
Wet ingredients in another.
Mix them separately... Then put them all together...
"And stir it all around... And that's. what. it's-all-a-bout!"
Who's doin' the hokey pokey with me, people?
The only "fussy" thing about this recipe is WHAT you cook it in.
You MUST... and I mean MUST... cook this banana bread in small loaf pans.
Don't ask questions... Just do it... mmkay? lol
I've tried cooking this recipe in a large loaf pan, and the texture doesn't come out nearly as amazing.
There must be something about the size, and ingredients that make those small loaf pans the perfect platform, for this delectable treat! :)
I got my small loaf pans at my local grocery store. 5 for $2.00.
Once you've sprayed them with nonstick cooking spray...
Start loadin' 'em up!
Fill them about 3/4 full of batter, like so.
And pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Okay, so while we're waiting for our oven to pre-heat... can we just talk about how PRETTY and incredibly SMART the inside of my new oven is?
I know... right now you're probably thinking to yourself...
"Who knew that ovens could be pretty?"
Well... they can :)
It's cobalt blue!
Guess those Electrolux people didn't get the memo, that all ovens have to be that boring speckled gray color. hee hee. Anywhoo, it's just one of those fun "perks" that go along with this great stove.
Now for the more important, functional features, lol...
Check this out...
You know how when pulling out your racks, sometimes they stick and after a while, can become impossible to pull out, or push in, without shaking or spilling your food in the process?
Well, this oven, NEVER has that problem... because it has Luxury-Glide racks with a ball bearing system, so that the racks always extend smoothly and effortlessly!
The racks are also made for supporting heavy duty items, like turkeys and roasts, so you can extend the racks out ALL the way to set things on them, and you never have to worry about the rack tilting, or giving out under your items.
AND... there's a nifty little slot for your potholder and hand to fit into, so that sliding the racks in and out is just THAT much easier!
Okay, BACK to the bread....
gah! It's already done!
Seriously... look at this guy.
Don't you just want a bite?
So now, not ONLY do I have some seriously righteous banana bread, to snack on, giveaway, and freeze for later... but I also had happy twin faces, when they found out that their "oh-so-domestic-Mommy", had a warm yummy treat ready for them, when they came home from school that day.
Ya. I totally rocked the "Mom Card", that day :)
Dang... I just MAY have a chance for that MOTY award, this time around.
LOL. pshhh, it's only April, so I won't hold my breath. ha!
I've attached this printable, for any of you who want to have a copy of this yummy banana bread recipe, for yourself.