Banana bread is a most slackerly of homemade snacks. It's not quite as easy as reaching into a bag of chips, but it's still pretty simple and more nutritious, too. We took our recipe from Elise and modified it the teensiest bit (not really modifications so much as cutting and pasting and giving it a dash and a glug of spice and oil to suit our tastes).
Rating: Truly 1/2 assed
Here's what you need and how you do it
3 to 4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine bananas and melted butter. Mix in the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Next, add baking soda, salt, flour, and cardamom. Fold in walnuts if using. Pour into a lightly greased loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
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