A sort of banana bread recipe, but also use stuff up.

It has fruit in it. Must be healthy.

If I were a food blogger, the first 6,000 words of this post would be some ethereal tale of my grandma and myself harvesting our own nutmeg and the glorious memories of sunny days of yore when we made the food item I was about to reveal. I would have artful filtered photos every other paragraph in which antique untensils and wooden cutting boards were arranged with a dusting of flour and it would take you hours to get to the recipe that you came here for.

I'm not a food blogger.

Here's the story: I had a bunch of stuff in the fridge I needed to use up.

Banana Bread +*

  • 1 stick sorta soft butter
  • 2 C flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa (if so inclined, but it's optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas (which is about 3 scant cups, so you could use an fruit puree of fruit you're trying to get rid of; I used one banana and made the rest up in applesauce)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Other stuff

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Add dry ingredients and mashed fruit. I threw in a few handfuls of chopped walnuts and some old white chocolate chips I needed to use up. I also threw in the cocoa because chocolate.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.

Someday maybe I'll share my other recipes with you, such as "what's-in-the-fridge rice" and "they-won't-know-it's-in-there lasagna."

*The plus sign is for the other stuff you sneak into it.