March 09, 2011

Banana Bread

In college I had a roommate, Lisa.  She was a great cook and we all loved her food. She didn't bake too often because she was working full-time and going to school full-time. She was friends with everyone on campus (no really!). She worked for the corporate side of Cold Stone. She brought home ice cream all the time. She hated it when we would take a taste -- at least without asking. Mostly because she was planning on giving it away to a friend. That's how she was able to keep her girlish figure, and be friends with the entire campus! Lucky girl!
One thing Lisa made well was banana bread. I have yet to find a more delicious recipe. Lisa's is sweet, flavorful, and moist. Lucky for you, I made it the other day which means - you get the recipe now too!

Banana Bread
recipe thanks to Roommate Lisa

2 cups sugar
2½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix sugar, flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder. Mix in remaining ingredients. Bake in 2 greased bread pans for 1 hour.

Sometimes this bread can get a little dark. After about 30 minutes if the bread is looking dark, cover with foil while bread finishes baking.


Cami said...

Looks delicious. I have some bananas that are looking a little like they are close to banana bread only goodness. I'll have to try the recipe.

melimba said...

I love the background story! hA!
I'm wondering if you ever snuck some of her precious ice-cream and got the wrath of "Roommate Lisa"? hAA!

Looks like a yummy one. I'll add it to my "to make" list.

Sarah said...

Melimba - yes, we did that a few times. She wasn't too happy about it-- but she would just go to work the next day and get another.

Lisa said...

Hah! The wrath of Lisa. I know, I'm so mean huh? ;)I was just looking through your posts and came across this post. I never knew you liked this bread so much. It is delicious. I think I"ll go make some right now. Thanks for the background too. :)