I buy my bananas at Costco for two reasons.
#1) I eat a lot of bananas (and their price is the best!)
#2) Leftovers make great banana bread (or baked banana oatmeal!)
I saved these last three bananas to make bread to bring to a friend’s house this weekend. I could have sworn that I had previously made a banana molasses bread, but couldn’t find it on the blog.
So I did a quick internet search and found a new recipe to try.
The best part is that it is a quick and easy recipe! You only need ONE bowl, so it’s perfect for over ripe bananas.
Baker’s Note: If you are measuring oil and something sticky (like molasses), measure your oil first and then use the same measuring cup for the molasses. It will slide right out and is super easy to clean.
I followed the recipe as written except that I left out the nuts.
The worst part about making bread to bring to a friend’s house is that it is frowned upon to slice yourself a taste test.
But if the batter and smell are any indication, this bread is a real winner! So upon further inspection it turns out that I was actually thinking about this Maple Banana Bread that I made earlier in the winter. Maple Syrup/Molasses…that’s easy to confuse! Either way, they both sweeten up banana bread beautifully!
Looking to try a new banana bread recipe, I shared some of
my favorites on National Banana Bread Day!
Molasses Banana Bread
From Random Pocket Notes
3 ripe bananas
1 egg, unbeaten
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light molasses
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
Mash bananas well until no lumps remain. I used my hand mixer. Add unbeaten egg. Mix well.
Beat in sugar, molasses and olive oil.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until blended. Do not overstir! Stir in nuts (or chocolate chips) if using.
Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake for one hour or until tester comes out clean.
Cool slightly before slicing.