For some reason, 2.0 and I have been talking a lot about banana bread recently. It’s not the kind of thing that we have conversed about much in the past, but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. So, after allowing some bananas to get nice and ripe on the counter, and after banging my skull into cabinet at 5 am (really hard), I made some.
I got this recipe from my friend Emily. She gave me this recipe card when we lived in Fredericton. I hated pretty much everything about Fredericton, but I love Emily and I love this recipe. It really is easy to throw together and requires almost no prep time. Ideal for someone suffering from a major blow to the noggin.
FYI, this bread will not remove any bruises from your forehead that you may have received say, because your partner left a cabinet door open over the toilet which you then oh, I don’t know, ploughed your head into when you were struggling to find the toilet seat lid in a sleep deprived haze after he woke you up at 4:45 am because he “needed a snack.”
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Emily’s Ridiculously Simple Banana Bread
recipe: Emily Caruso Parnell
Mix together in a bowl:
- 1 1/4 cup flour (white, brown or a mixture)
- 1 tsp baking soda
Mix together in another bowl:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil or a mixture of oil and applesauce
- 1 cup sugar (white, brown or a mixture)
- 2 ripe, mashed bananas
- 1/4 cup crushed nuts, sunflower seeds or chocolate chips
Combine the wet and dry ingredients (i.e. mix the ingredients from both bowls together). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (loaf) or 30 minutes (muffins).