I woke up late this morning due to last night’s festivities (a tad too much eggnog, if you know what I mean) and when I walked in the kitchen in search of a much-needed nourishment, G had these mini banana bread loaves cooling on a rack while a pot of Mexican hot chocolate was quietly simmering on the stove. I suppose I have one more Christmas gift under the tree~thank you, Jesus, for a roommate who loves to cook and bake.
- 1-1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter , softened
- 2 eggs
- 4 medium very ripe bananas , peeled and mashed
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts , chopped
- 4 mini loaf pans
Prepare loaf pans by greasing bottoms only.
In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix until creamy. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until blended and smooth.
Add flour, baking soda, salt and nuts and stir until just moistened.
Pour batter into loaf pans and bake in a 350 F oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack. Completely cool for about 1 hour before slicing.