Car2ngrl's recipe is one of my favorites. I had some bananas laying around and decided to make her bread. However, I didn't have any sugar bombs. I DID have fresh blueberries though, so I decided to replace the sugar bombs with blueberry bombs and the result was...well...explosive!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cup mashed bananas (about 3-5 depending on size)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup of fresh bluberries
Preheat oven to 350.
Line loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an inch of overhang on both sides, which can be used as "handles" later to remove the loaf from the pan. If no parchment paper is available, you can grease the bottom of the pan. Before removing the loaf, you will need to loosen the sides.
Beat sugar and butter.
Add eggs one-by-one, making sure each is incorporated.
Add bananas and water and beat for about 30 seconds.
Add four, baking soda, salt and baking powder and mix until all is moistened and well blended.
Fold in the blueberries, being careful not to break the skin.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
When a wooden pick comes out clean, you can remove the pan from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Afterwards, you can remove the loaf from the pan so it can continue to cool before slicing.