Banana Bread and a Desperate Plea

Apparently I’m not yet over the concept of breakfast week. Or, more accurately, the bananas that ripened all too quickly in my pantry wanted in on the early-morning action.

Speaking of action, this blog has been seeing a lot of it recently. If you’re new here, or even if you’re an old friend, I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell me about yourself–why you’re here, what you like to eat, whether you live in the Triangle and want to be Real Life friends… let me know!

Pretty please?

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s. I added chocolate chips because there was no reason not to.

Banana Bread:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips, if desired

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9–inch loaf pan and set aside. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl for several minutes, until fluffy. Add eggs and beat to combine.
2) In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir in nuts (and chocolate chips, if you want) and pour into prepared pan.
3) Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of bread cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then place on a rack to cool.

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4 responses to “Banana Bread and a Desperate Plea

  1. About myself…I am a mom to 3 beautiful children. They make me proud to be a momma. One of them even likes to blog about her food experiences. : )
    I like to eat whatever you make. I also see that I have had some influences on your food choices. The past 16 years of my life have been spent in Cary, NC. I will be your Real Friend, supporter, promoter, sounding board, fellow foodie, and anything else you may need… because I am your momma.

  2. Pingback: Bananas Foster Cheesecake | nestMeg

  3. Heyy!
    I am going to make this bread TONIGHT because I have bananas exactly like these! Also, Kati Barnes hooked me on your food and, thankfully, you live about 30 ft from me (if you live in Stratford Hills Apts like Kati and I). I’d really love to meet you sometime and be your real life friend! Your food is absolutely delicious, btw 🙂
    Casey

    • Thanks so much for your comment, Casey! Let me know how the bread turns out. I’d love to meet some time–you could come to one of our Tuesday dinners!

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