I had all the ingredients kicking around in the kitchen so I decided to make some banana bread! I somehow always manage to forget about the banana’s we buy so this is a great use for them. This is a concoction of mine, it isn’t very sweet so for those that prefer it sweeter just add half a cup more sugar. Here are some lovely pictures of the loaf.
- 2-3 Ripe banana’s, mashed.
- 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, melted.
- 1 Tsp baking soda.
- Pinch of salt.
- 3/4 Cup Sugar. (add 1/2 cup more if you like it sweeter)
- 1 Egg, beaten.
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract.
- 1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour.
- 3/4 Cup walnuts, chopped.
- 1/2 Cup applesauce.
- Sliced Almonds.
To start off preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grab a medium size mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl melt 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, add to the medium sized bowl. Using the same small bowl mash the banana’s in there, add to the butter. Whisk the egg in the same bowl again and add to the medium bowl with the butter and banana’s. Add in the teaspoon of vanilla extract and the 1/2 cup of applesauce. Give them a good stir.
Now add in all the dry ingredients! The baking soda, salt, flour, sugar and walnuts. Give it all a good stir.
I used a non-stick silicone loaf pan, if your using something different then I suggest buttering up the bottom and sides to avoid the batter from sticking. Add your batter and smooth the top out evenly, now sprinkle the sliced almonds on the top. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes! Take it out and let it cool for a bit before removing it from the baking pan. Voila! your finished, just add butter and enjoy it with a lovely cup of coffee or tea!