Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Smitten Kitchen Jacked Up Banana Bread - WTF and WOW Recipe Wednesday



Smitten Kitchen Jacked Up Banana Bread

3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted salted butter
¾ to 1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 ½ cup of flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.  Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices.  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 50 minutes to one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on a rack.  Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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