Take out your pandemic anxieties on some overripe fruit.
2020 has turned out to be a great panic. News is full of Coronavirus related updates, internet is always down, and no one is quite sure of how to plan ahead or to take any rational decision at this moment.
One thing that hasn’t changed during the Coronavirus pandemic is the need to eat. Staying home will likely encourage some to perfect their culinary skills while those less experienced cooks might attempt to crack open a cookbook for the first time.
Banana bread is perfect for using leftovers. Maybe you have a few different nuts you need to find a home for, or every so often like us you buy a bunch of bananas hoping to eat one a day and more likely than not forgetting. So, if you find yourself with some very old blackened bananas while in isolation, don’t beat yourself up that you didn’t get around to eating them; this recipe is perfect for older, riper bananas.
You don’t need to come up with the next incredible film, startup, novel, or economic model to feel productive and sane during these times. All you can simply do is bake and feel the bliss of time slowing down for a while.
1. 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Butter
2. 3 Large Ripe Bananas
3. 2 Large Eggs
4. 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
5. 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
6. 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
7. 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter and set aside.
2. Add the stick of butter to a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until melted.
3. Add the bananas to the same bowl and mash with a fork.
4. Add the vanilla extract and egg to the bowl and use the same fork to mash and stir until no yellow streaks of egg remain.
5. In a second large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together with a spatula just until combined.
7. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.