Friday, August 20, 2010
One dessert that I've found should be in everyone's recipe collection is a good banana bread. I think many families buy bananas often to accompany their lunch or provide a healthy snack. I don't know about you, but I always have good intentions of eating each banana in the bunch, but by the end of the week I'm usually left with a few overly ripe ones. Instead of throwing them out and letting them go to waste, they can be made into a delicious banana bread.
This recipe is unlike others because of its banana glaze. It's absolutely addicting- no questions asked. It's made with a mashed banana, confectioner's sugar, butter, and vanilla. Despite its few ingredients, the glaze is full of flavor and adds a beautiful presentation to each slice.
I find this recipe perfect as a last minute throw together dessert for any occasion. It uses pantry staple ingredients and requires very few steps. It's an easy and completely satisfying dessert option that I hope you try and find yourself enjoying as much as my family does!
Mom's Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
½ cup melted butter
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 banana, mashed
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat egg. Add sugar and melted butter. Add mashed banana.
Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowl. Add sifted dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.
Put batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes.
To prepare the glaze, mix 1 tablespoon soft butter, ½ banana (mashed), confectioners sugar, and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Add more confectioners sugar to thicken if necessary. Spread glaze over loaf once it has cooled completely. Sprinkle the top with chopped nuts to decorate.