When life gives you old bananas…make banana bread!

banana bread

Now I’m not much of a baker but this time I nailed it. Rich, buttery and surprisingly filling, this bread makes a quick breakfast or satisfying night cap. I tend to deviate from the recipe so I will give you plenty of options to make this your own delicious creation.

Homemade Honey Banana Bread

1 1/2 cups Bisquick (I suggest the homemade recipe below)

3 Ripe Bananas

1/2 cup Brown Sugar (or any sweetener of your choice – honey, molasses, syrup, agave, etc.)

1/8 cup Honey or just a heavy, quick pour

1/2 cup Applesauce or 2 eggs

4 tbsp. Melted Butter, Clarified Butter (Ghee) or Coconut Oil

Optional: Cinnamon, Walnuts, Pecans, Chocolate Chips, Vanilla Extract, etc.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If making Bisquick, follow recipe below and set aside. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add brown sugar or other sweetener of your choice. Drizzle in a heavy handed pour of honey. Add applesauce or eggs. Pour in melted butter or coconut oil. Stir until incorporated. Slowly stir in Bisquick. Batter should be thick and clumpy. At this point you can add any extras that you like! Pour batter into a greased 9 x 9 glass casserole dish and bake for 45 min or until your kitchen smells so good you can’t wait another minute.

Homemade Bisquick

1 1/2 cup flour (I used Whole Grain Wheat Flour and it gave the bread some hardiness)

3/4 tbsp. Baking Powder

1/4 tbsp. Salt

4 tbsp. Room Temperature Butter, Ghee or Coconut Oil

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with your hands until the mixture begins to resemble cornmeal.

 

Enjoy and may all the rich, buttery goodness keep you warm and nourished until it starts to feel like Spring!

 

 

 

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