I don't have sweet tooth and I am not making a lot of sweet things at home. I don't even have a basic mixer (but that's nothing, I don't have a microwave!). Now, that demand for desert at home is growing together with my child, I decided to try some simple, not too sugary things. I goggled "no mixer banana bread" and found this great, super fast and easy recipe. I love it. Made it at least 5 times already and it always turns out great. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare. I always wrap few individual slices and keep in the freezer, it thaws in 30 min and it's great when you need to leave in a hurry in the morning, just grab some and some milk or drinkable yogurt and ready to go.
I am just going to cite the whole recipe from the blog Simlpy Recipes (where I found it) http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/ The only thing I changed was using 3/4 cup raw sugar (Turbinado) instead of 1 cup white sugar and 5x9 inch loaf pan instead of 4x8. I mash bananas with the fork until they are fully mashed, no lumps, it's really quick if they are already soft. And because I use slightly bigger pan than the one in original recipes my bread is one in about 50min.
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Just came back to update this post. Few days ago I had a piece of stale banana bread, threw it in the toaster, put some plain cream cheese on it (needs to be very soft) and drizzled with honey, what a treat!