Last week I came home to six overripe bananas. They were sitting on the counter: mushy, with outsides spotted brown, and no one wanted to eat them.
So I did what anyone would do; I made banana bread. I used a really simple recipe (normally I use one that calls for creme fraiche among other specialty ingredients), and surprisingly, the results were really good!
I topped slices with strawberries and chocolate ganache, and wow, it was delicious!
Classic Banana Bread
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ½ cups mashed bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, and vanilla.
- Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
- Stir in the mashed bananas.
- Add fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until barely mixed.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees, for about 45 minutes to an hour.