Light as a cake – Moist like banana bread – Richness like a brownie. YUM
I made these. My guest loved them. We discussed them. Talked about what to name them as we were eating another one. And before you know it…poof….they were gone!
Bananas are just one of those fruits that I am always buying. I use them mostly in smoothies that are made daily around my house. Lucky for me I prefer them on the riper side. And turns out, I have seen articles stating that the nutrition value increases as they ripen.
I always wait for the local grocery store to bag the not so pretty bananas to make room for the new ones. $1.45 for a bag! Yes, that always makes me happy. And so what if every once in awhile a few get tossed. It is such a deal.
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup walnuts, optional
Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl till light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the banana. I used slow speed on mixer. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. My grandma always said you could never mix to much!
Pour into greased 13×9 baking pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top.
Bake at 350 degree for 25 minutes. Cool completely. Then cut into desired size serving pieces.