I woke up today and noticed gnats in our fruit corner, and that normally means it’s time to bake something. I use my trusty 25 year old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for pretty much everything. While the kids were busy doing their morning schoolwork, I threw together a double batch of banana bread for our mid-morning snack. The only tip I can add to a basic banana bread recipe is to double the batch, so you can share a loaf with a neighbor!
Double Batch Banana Bread
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups mashed bananas (5-6 bananas)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil
Grease loaf pan of choice on sides and bottom.
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil in a separate bowl.
Add banana mixture to dry ingredients; stir and pour into pan/pans.
Bake 35-50 minutes at 350° (more time if you made 1 deep loaf, less time if you divided batter into 2-3 loaves. I used 3 small loaf pans today, and they were done in 35 minutes.)