I love, love, love banana bread. Well as long as it is nut free. I hate when there are nuts polluting a good piece of banana bread, pumpkin bread, brownies, cookies, really anything. So now that we have that out of the way let’s talk about this banana bread. It is moist, a bit dense, great for breakfast, with tea, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert. Super easy to make, and the perfect use for the bananas that have been on your counter a bit to long. Don’t pretend that you don’t have them, we all do. If I buy five bananas, or seven bananas, there is always at least one, ok let’s be honest, at least two, that do not get eaten. So now instead of saying adieu to those sad over ripe bananas I send them to rest in the freezer until I am ready to bake some bread.
Have you ever frozen bananas? If you have you are well aware of how gross they get. They turn dark brown verging on black, and when they thaw they ooze a brown banana liquid… gross! Hold on, hold on, it’s not all bad. Frozen and thawed bananas actually have way more banana flavor than any fresh bananas that you might use. They are also always really mushy and easy to mix into breads, pies, and puddings. So avert your eyes if you are squeamish and just think about the goal, the best banana bread ever!
How good does that look! I went overboard this time and tossed in a few chocolate chips, amazing. Are you ready to make some for yourself? I hope so… Here is how you can enjoy the best banana bread ever in about an hour!