Oh My, Everyone! What a yummy treat I had today at tea time! When you have a bunch of really ripe bananas, you just have to bake banana bread! So I did and the recipe turned out great. I will give it to you at the end of the post. It has a nice deep crust and is moist and delicious on the inside.
A good dollop of butter never hurts, either. Yum!
All ready for tea, and then I happened to think of a gift I received on my birthday from a friend.....a carton of whipped chocolate peanut butter spread by Jif, called Jif Whips. It is out new in the market and is delicious on toasted English Muffins and pretzel sticks and crackers, as well.
So, I tried a bit on the banana bread and was that ever good!
Grease and flour a bread loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together 1/2 stick butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. of vanilla and 2 eggs. Add 4 mashed very ripe bananas alternating with 2 cups flour, 2 and 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Mix well and pour in your pan. Bake 1 hour and test for doneness. Mine was done. I let it cool about a minute and cut a big piece and dug right in. No use waiting, although I am sure it will only get better as the flavors blend. Try it! It is SO good!