Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saving Bananas for Bread

You have a few bananas that are overly ripe and you want to save them to make banana bread in the future when the mood strikes you. How do you do that?

Peel the bananas and put them in a plastic freezer bag (you might have to break them in half to get a full bag). Squeeze out all the air you can, seal the bag, and toss it in the freezer.

When you're ready to use the bananas to make yummy banana bread, take the bag out of the freezer, place it in a bowl, and open the bag with the opening facing up so as not to make a mess in the bowl. Use the defrost setting on your microwave till the bananas are thawed. Again, squeeze out as much air as you can and reseal the bag. Gently squeeze the bag with the soft bananas until they are mashed. Then pour them from the bag into a measuring cup for use in your recipe.

My favorite banana bread recipe is below. Yummy!!

Banana Bread

Mix together:

2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
2 cups mashed banana
3 eggs

In a separate bowl combine the following:

3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt

Combine both mixtures and baked in two greased loaf pans at 350 degrees. Bake for one hour. If not done cover with foil and bake for another 15 minutes.


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