the best banana bread! | Recipe

by - 3/04/2017

I will be the first to admit that I DON'T. DO. THE COOKING. THING.

Maybe it's from the lack of ever doing it or my love for pizza and mac and cheese, but I'm not very skilled, when it all comes down to it. Of course, I do try. And I can follow a recipe. So I suppose that should count for something. Still, that one time with the angel food cake...

ANYWAY, I decided to put some old bananas and apples to use the other day before they were completely off and made the only thing you can really do with those things; a bread loaf! And surprisingly, my husband fell in love. And so did his co-workers! (Holy crap, I made something other people love!)

Needless to say, I've gone through three loaves now and they're just gonna keep on coming. Wanna make it too?

Grab this;
3 apples
3 bananas
2 eggs
1 stick of butter
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 shakes cinnamon
brown sugar - to sprinkle
Jalapenos - if desired - see bottom*

Do this;
1. Peel your apples. I've done this with both browning apples and fresh ones, so you can do either. Once they're peeled, chop them up and toss out the cores. (I like to throw them outside for the animals and mother nature). You can slice them however big or small as you'd like. We like slightly large chunks.
2. Get your bananas naked and mash them up!
3. Set these aside and mix together your dry ingredients, leaving out the cinnamon and brown sugar, we'll add those later!
4. Warm up your stick of butter a little and cut it into pieces. This will make mixing easier. Throw those in with the dry stuff!
5. Add your eggs and vanilla.
6. Fold everything in gently, then pull out that electric mixer! Make sure everything is nice and smooth before adding bananas and apples. If you did larger chunks of apples like I do, add a little at a time.
7. Now for cinnamon! I don't measure this, I just add a shake or two.
8. Pour your mix into a loaf dish. This is usually a good amount for two.
9. Brown sugar time! Sprinkle some on top of your loaves!
10. Your oven should be heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 50 - 55 minutes.

Ta-da! You should have a clean knife coming out of that bread when it's finished!
*For an extra kick, add some jalapenos! Not a lot, just a handful to put on top. My husband loves a kick and they pair really well with this bread. Who knew?

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