going bananas...

the beautiful banana bread...(notice the bananas on the counter under the cooling rack...awesome. those will be ready to go into bread in a few days if we don't eat them....or i could freeze them but that's what got us into this predicament to begin with!)

we have made 6 batches of banana bread today. i make them in the small loaf size, one batch makes 3 great little loaves and i find that is easier to give to people and you make more in one recipe to give away, as we so often end up doing with banana bread. so that means we've made 18 loaves of bread today. three went to the in-laws...kraig and elise i hope you took one of those. we ate one already, the kids love it as do kendall and i. so that leaves us with 14 loaves and i have enough bananas for 4 more batches tomorrow, if i get to them, which will give us 12 more loaves. so i need to make a lot more friends quick right? who wants some? it's really good:):)

here's the recipe if you want to make some yourself (after you help me eat mine of course)

best banana bread ever....

1/2 C. margarine/butter (one short stick), softened.
3/4 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 C. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 very ripe bananas
2 T. sour cream (this makes it very moist and yummy!)

combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl and set aside. in a larger mixing bowl, combine margarine and sugar, and blend with a mixer until smooth. add eggs, blend until smooth. combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture, blend. add bananas (broken into small pieces) and sour cream, blend. spray one large loaf pan or three small loaf pans with Pam. pour batter evenly into three small pans or all into one large one. i have tried making these into muffins but didn't like them as well. you can give it a shot if you wanna. bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes for the three loaves, or 1 hour and 15 min. for the large loaf. times are subject to variance of acuracy of oven temps...as always:)

****on a banana note: i freeze my bananas, as i said in my previous post, so when i use them for this recipe, i put them in the microwave for about 2 minutes and soften them up. then they kind of ooze out of their skins but it's worth it:) or you could let them sit on a plate on the counter for 40 minutes or so...if you are making other stuff etc.

okay, don't laugh...this is my freezer.

this is after i took out 6 bananas (four from the door and two from the inner cavity). and it's kind of misleading because there are actually bananas behind that bag of chicken, all the way to the back of the freezer and some above behind my WW chocolate popsicles (which are actually very good by the by)...i just don't want to waste bananas!!!!


rachel said...

Oh Jen, That looks so dang good. I am happy that you posted your recipe. I can smell it already YUM!! SIX LOAVES You are like the energizer bunny!

Tina said...

You've inspired me. I, too, have bananas multiplying in my freezer! Today is banana bread day for me! I'm going to try your recipe, it looks yummy.

Elise said...

We'll help you eat some! :) I love banana bread but I don't make it that often. You amaze me with all of your energy and ability to wrestle those two sweets kiddos of yours during church. Hope you keeping feeling even better!

jenn said...

My freezer looks just like yours...weight watcher ice cream, bananas and all! I'm excited to try your recipe. Thanks!