Monday, April 26, 2010

Banana Bread

Mr. Man has been a big fan of bananas for the past few weeks "yellow with a little green thanks... Not a touch of brown!"  He has been eating a couple of bananas a day for the past couple of weeks then, being a three year old, he stopped... "Banana!?! what's that?"  So there they sat...  How long? I am not sure, but these guys were green when I brought them home.

To make this recipe inevitable; this weekend  we all went to a church rummage sale and I found a silicone baking set that includes a muffin pan, a loaf pan a 9x9 casserole and a baking sheet.  I have been looking for the silicone set for a while and for $5.00 how could I go wrong?  Maybe I will talk about this personality idiosyncrasy of mine some time... I am a classic cheapskate.  So I was almost high from the purchase of a $5.00 set like this.

Well with a mess of rotting bananas and a brand new baking set what do you think I did?  Ok, not much a a stretch is it?  Banana Bread was on the menu for breakfast on Sunday... The ingredients:

5 Really Ripe Bananas
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups Flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup almonds (toasted)
3/4 cups chocolate chips

I put the bananas in a large mixing bowl and beat them with a wooden spoon then added the butter, sugar and egg and mixed them together pretty well. I put the flour and baking powder into a sifter and sifted that into the mixture then added the chocolate chips.  My children believe that all nuts are the work of the devil so I took a couple of scoops out now and put them in muffin cups then added the almonds and walnuts mixed. I pored this into a lightly sprayed silicone baking pan and popped that into an oven that I had heated to 350. It took a little more than an hour until until it was done. I know there are more subtle ways to tell but I still poke it with a knife and when it comes out clean I know it is done.
 Here it is pretty and blue... Looking all Star Trekie 
Maybe I will start a "Cooking with the Horta" series.


  1. I would of been just as excited with your buy Bryan- LOVE a bargain and love those brown bananas!
    My kids swore off them also, at the ripe old age of three!

  2. My kids will not touch a brown banana. But I won't, either. :)

  3. mmm, is that chocolate with banana? I'm going nuts over this. Love the texture of your bread-it's showing delicous!!


  4. Lucky you for getting all these pans for $5. I love rummage sales.

  5. I love banana bread and have been known to threaten the lives of family members if they should dare eat my bananas before they go brown! I recently found a recipe for banana bread that calls for pineapple and coconut and am planning to try it out next week!

  6. Those bananas were perfect to make bread with...all brown and mushy.
    Love your addition of choc. chips too!