No. I was telling myself: no. No NO NOOO! I can’t bake again, i just made the cinnamon bread and honestly there is just so much sugary dough one can eat, right? But there they were: three sad, browned, old bananas on the counter, talking to me. They said: banana bread is healthy. It is good for you. It is easy to make. Dan would love it. They also said wasting food is a sin. I listened. I agreed. And I made a Very Good Banana Bread.
The name of the recipe is coming from when I first made this bread from the Joy of Cooking book about three years ago and after having couple of bites I started to write the recipe down for myself (the book wasn’t mine). I was writing it in Hungarian and I put the title down : “Nagyon Jo Banana Bread” , meaning Very Good Banana Bread. I knew that it was a keeper recipe. The bread is tasty, moist, healthy, smells heavenly, everyone loves it and it seriously takes 10 minutes to put together. No kidding at all.
Here is what you will need:
If you have a standing mixer use that. If you have a food processor use that. If you only have a hand mixer that is great too. The recipe is not fussy. I used my food processor because I did wanted to be quick.
Mix the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.
Put the sugar and butter in the food processor ( or in a mixer). Beat it for 2-3 minutes until it is creamy.
Add the bananas to the dough. Add blueberries if you fancy blueberry banana bread. (I really fancy! ) Add walnuts or almonds. Add chocolate chips if you want the kids to love you. Add nothing 🙂 It will still be delicious. Don’t add more than a cup of extra ingredients. That would be too much. Once I added two cups of blueberries and the bread fell apart it was so moist! Don’t do that. 1/2 cup of blueberries+ 1/2 cup of walnuts is what I did here. Brake up the walnuts with the bottom of your cup.
Meet Very Good Banana Bread:
Very Good Banana Bread – Recipe