Saturday, April 26, 2008


This is the only recipe I use for banana bread - it's a real winner. I usually add a few mini chocolate chips and sometimes bake in three mini loaf pans instead of one bigger one. I haven't made any since the holidays and can't tell you how long it takes the bake the three smaller ones - obviously it doesn't take as long, so you need to keep an eye on them.

2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup water
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the white sugar and margarine or butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, water and bananas with the sugar mixture until it is well blended.
Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder just until the mixture is moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to blend all ingredients.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degree C) for about 60 minutes. Bread is done when the top is firm to the touch and a golden brown color. Time will vary according to loaf size and oven type. When bread is removed from oven, allow it to cool on its side for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a rack. This bread is also excellent if you add mini chocolate chips or small fruit pieces to the mix just before baking.


Sasha White said...

You're making me hungry. LOL

Carol said...

I love banana bread. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks!