I had some bananas just asking to be made into banana bread so I quickly made up a batch and threw them in the oven. As the aroma filled the house, the kids started congregating in the kitchen. They would look in the oven or check the counter to see if the loaves of yummy goodness were done. And then check back a few minutes later. As soon as they were on the cooling rack, John asked if they were too warm to cut.
So I decided to share my favorite no fail banana bread recipe. I say no fail because I used to have issues with the outside being done but the inside still doughy. Or it wouldn't have a nice rise (dome) to the loaf.
But this recipe is perfect! Perfect loaves everytime!
4 ripe bananas
1 tsp. baking soda mixed with 1/2 c milk
3 tbs melted butter
1 c sugar
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c chopped nuts (we like pecans)
1 c quick oats (I add oats to everything!)
MIx the bananas, sugar, eggs, milk mixture and butter together. Then add in the the flour, salt and baking powder. Fold in the oats and nuts.
From time to time I've changed things up a bit by adding a pinch of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg. I've even added a handful of chocolate chips. Pep it up anyway you like!