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What do you do when you have a bunch of bananas and they are all getting a little too ripe?
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Make banana bread, of course!
My hubby is a banana nut (pun might be intended). 🙂 He buys bananas to use in his oatmeal every morning. The problem is we don’t always get through all of them and a few bananas end up getting a little too ripe.
This time I decided banana bread was an easy and yummy way to use them all up! I found an easy recipe on the KRAFT website that had a really interesting secret ingredient. I’ve never made banana bread this way before, but since I love the secret ingredient that is used I decided to give it a try. I have to say… I was pleasantly surprised at how moist and delicious the bread turned out, and how easy it was to make!
We were actually all out of this one special ingredient since I use it quite a bit in other things and I had to run to Walmart to get more. Want to know what the secret ingredient is?
MIRACLE WHIP! Yep, it actually made the banana bread super moist and gave it just the right taste.
Super Awesome and Very Easy Banana Bread
How to make Easy Banana Bread
(Printable recipe listed here)
Step one: Beat 1 egg, 1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP dressing, and 1-1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 3) in large bowl with whisk or fruit masher until blended.
Step two: Mix 1-1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt in a separate bowl; add to banana mixture.
Be sure you don’t forget the sugar. I nearly forgot the sugar when I was making this – not kidding! This is probably the reason why hubby is the one always making the banana bread. I actually had everything in the bread pan and realized I forgot the sugar, so I put it all back in the bowl, mixed it up, and back into the bread pan. It still turned out great, so just know that you can make little mistakes and still recover!
Step three: Pour into 9×5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. Your dough should be somewhat thick, and little chunks of banana are a-okay.
Step four: Bake 1 hour in a 350 degree oven, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min., or until after you’ve given baby a bath and read books and put everyone to bed. 🙂
And of course the best part – enjoying your banana bread! Simply slice with a serrated knife, add a little butter (or a lot), and enjoy. I love eating it warm, but it tastes just as good after cooling off (as the directions indicate). 😉
I’m actually really excited this turned out so well as I’ve been trying to think of something we can take to my mother’s for Christmas to help out with the baking. I’m not too interested in pies this year, and she has the main dishes taken care of. This easy banana bread recipe fits the bill perfectly – can’t wait to share it with everyone!
So tell us…
Have you ever tried banana bread with MIRACLE WHIP?
I think you’d be surprised at the taste, and how moist it is… willing to give it a try?
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