I'm just going to start this post out with a disclaimer: I am an incredibly messy baker, as will be seen in the pictures below. Sure, I could have cleaned up before each photo, but this is, technically, real life. I love to bake, it's one of my absolute favorite things to do. This banana bread recipe, which I got out of my Betty Crocker Cookie Book, is a must if you are a banana fan. It's also super easy which is a must for me!
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed, ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (since my hubs isn't a fan of nuts, I went ahead and substituted this for chocolate chips)
Heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan (suggested use is a 13x9x2 pan)
First, mash up your 2 ripe bananas
Add in 1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of oil
And 2 eggs
Mix until smooth
Slowly stir in one cup of flour
Add in 1 tsp of baking powder (note the flour EVERYWHERE!)
Add in the 1/2 tsp of baking soda
Add in 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt
You should end up with a batter like consistency
Lastly, add in your chocolate chips (or nuts)
Spread batter evenly into your greased pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
What did you guys spend your weekend doing? I hope it was a good one!