From My Kitchen
Recipe of the Month
In summer it is often difficult to consume the bananas before they become too ripe. Here is a yummy bread that bakes beautifully in the microwave-convection oven. Make extras and freeze to enjoy with iced tea on a warm summer day.
MOIST BANANA BREAD
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1. MICROWAVE (100%) butter in microwave-safe bowl 45 to 60 seconds or until softened.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend sugar with butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in vanilla and banana. Add flour, baking soda, salt and sour cream. Stir together until blended. Pour into silicone or paperboard loaf pan, two mini-loaf pans and 6 Texas-sized muffin cups.
3. COMBO-BAKE with 10% microwave and 350 degrees (Low-Mix) for 22 to 27 minutes (18 to 20 for cups) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely; remove from pans. Store tightly wrapped in refrigerator.
About 20 Servings
TIPS >With glass, be sure to grease or spray baking pan before adding batter.
>Bread freezes well.
>Chopped nuts can be added just before pouring into pan. For a spicy flavor, add1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg with salt.
>Freeze ripe bananas; thaw before using in a bread recipe like this one.