There’s nothing quite like two aging bananas on your counter, days away from collecting fruit flies. What to do with them? Hmm…
Make banana bread of course!
And oh so delicious banana bread it is. We’ve already snacked through almost half the loaf.
** I decided overnight that you all should be able to share in the yumminess of banana bread, so I came back to post the recipe **
This recipe is my Grandmother’s and I made sure to get her okay before sharing it with the world…or the three people that read my blog (one of whom lives at home and has eaten almost half of the banana bread already). I’m going to share the recipe just as I copied it down, with the ingredients and instructions all mixed together.
1/2 cup margarine creamed with 1 cup sugar
add 2 eggs, well beaten
mix and sift together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt
add alternately to creamed ingredients with 4 Tablespoons buttermilk
add 1/2 cup nuts and 2 large ripe bananas crushed
bake at 325 for 1 hour
makes 1 large loaf or 2 small
to make buttermilk:
1/2 Tablespoon vinegar and 1/2 cup of milk
I asked my Grandmother where she got the recipe from and she thought she got it from her mother, my great grandmother, Grandma Rae, whom I am named after. So when you bake this in your kitchen, think of all the generations that have shared in this recipe. All the different women, from different times who enjoyed the smell of banana bread baking in their home. Bake away my friends. Bake away! Let me know how Grandma Velda’s recipe for Banana Bread turns out!