Banana Bread is comfort food to many who have tasted a nice moist loaf still warm from the oven. I have a banana bread recipe that does not use eggs so those among us with egg allergies can now enjoy this comfort food fresh from the oven.
This banana bread recipe will make at least four loafs, so that means you can freeze the extras or pass one along to a special friend. There is a single mom or perhaps an older couple in your neighborhood who would love a fresh loaf of banana bread.
One and a half cups shortening (margarine works)
3 cups white sugar
Four and a half cups all-purpose flour
1-tablespoon baking soda
Four teaspoons of vanilla
Nine ripe bananas
Mash the nine ripe bananas in a bowl and set aside. Some people choose to use a fork to mash the fruit but I prefer to use a potato masher. It works wonderfully for this purpose. Go ahead and heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In another bowl cream the sugar and shortening and add in the rest of the ingredients. Once it is mixed well stir in the mashed bananas. Pour your batter in to prepared pans and bake for 1/2 an hour or so or until they are done. With half an hour the aroma of warm banana bread will fill your house.
There is no steadfast rule that says you must make banana bread in the loaf pans and it is done quicker if you put it in small round cake pans as I do. I also make it in pie tins, and loaf pans, so it really just depends upon my mood when I decide to bake.
Personally, I enjoy a nice slice of banana bread still warm from the oven with a thin layer of margarine or real butter on it. I only eat one though, or perhaps a second thin slice as I know this is a known migraine trigger. Any warm fruit bread from the oven is a known migraine trigger, but it is fine once it cools down and will not trigger one of the awful headaches.
Next time you make a batch of banana bread why not toss in a half cup of chocolate chips into the loaf pan before you pour in the batter. This is an awesome addition and is perfect for anyone who loves the banana and chocolate combination.
A warm slice of banana bread served on a small plate with a dollop of cool whip and your favorite coffee is the perfect way to relax on a cool summer night.