Friday, March 27, 2009

Banana Bread

I got an inkling for banana bread this week. I am a constant snoozer so I am always 5 minutes behind. Drives me nuts. So I never eat breakfast and am starving by 10am. I thought if I made some yummy banana bread, I could just grab it in the morning on my way to work.

This recipe was probably the very first thing I ever cooked growing up. My mom got this recipe from one of her patients in her early days of nursing. I think. Anyway, it's tried and true.

1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake mix
1/3 c oil
3 eggs
3 med bananas, smashed (the riper, the better)
Nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the bananas then the nuts (if you're adding nuts).

Bake in a loaf pan for 45 minutes*. This recipe makes enough for 2 loaves.

*The recipe calls for 1 hour and 10 minutes but they were definitely done after 45 minutes. My oven is not stellar by any means so I am chalking my perfectly baked loaves up to these awesome loaf pans I got as a wedding gift.

So good! These were baked perfectly with just a little crunch on top. I am sitting here smelling the extra piece that Mr. ShoeFanatic packed in my lunch for me today. It won't last long.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a nice simple recipe for banana bread and looks delicious!

    Check out some of my banana bread recipes if you get chance!