Banana Loaf

April 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

There are four bananas, overripe and lonely for my stomach, sitting on the counter top, crying. They feel abandoned and depressed in their inability to do something about it. All their brothers and sisters have been happily devoured, but these four were forgotten, left by the wayside in my distraction for the pears, the grapes, the pink ladies. It’s a sad, sad thing. Their brownish yellow skin expresses the melancholy state of their mushy, brown souls. And I’ve got to help. I’ve got to do something.

4 ripe bananas (the more ripe, the better!)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a large bowl, mash four ripe bananas. Add sugar and melted butter, mixing well. Add egg (beaten in a separate bowl beforehand) and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon, stirring to combine.
  4. Add dry to wet, and beat. Add raisins, and anything else you’d like (walnuts? apple chunks?)
  5. Pour batter into a buttered loaf pan and bake about 50 minutes, or until knife comes out almost-clean. (I like mine gooey!)
And now, the bananas feel purposeful. They’ve come together with the butter, the sugar, the flour, all to create something truly magical. Thank you, my dear bananas. I will enjoy this bread in your honor.
Adapted from a Cookie recipe.

Banola Muffins

April 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

I woke up with the sun in my eyes. Oh hello, Saturday. I yawned and looked out my window. Cumulus clouds were traipsing across the bright blue sky. It was a baking morning.

Banana + granola + muffins = banola muffins.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3-4 overripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup crunchy granola of your choice

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another, larger bowl, mash ripe bananas. Add sugar and mix ‘er up.
  4. Add melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly, and then slowly add dry mixture.
  5. Add granola. Mix.
  6. Butter your muffin pan and fill each tin about halfway.
  7. Place in preheated oven about 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool. Buon appetito!

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