banana bread.

i wasn't sure of what i wanted to do with all of my old bananas, but i went ahead with the obvious first decision- make banana bread. banana bread is great because it's a quick bread and very easy to whip together.   the bread turned out to be unbelievably moist, perfectly sweet and cake-like. it reminded me of my mother's banana bread. because i made this after dinner i was really craving something sweet and i decided to add vanilla ice cream on top with a dust of cinnamon.  


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. 

In a separate bowl, cream together butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.

 Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack or cutting board.

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