Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bonkers for Banana Bread!

This recipe has been in our house for ages - it really stands apart from any other one I've found, seeing as it is so moist and light. The combination of vinegar and baking soda is so perfect - remember those middle school explosions when we'd mix the two together? Well, the same things happens here, making the texture super moist. I think this is probably classified as more of a "cake," but it's a wonderful substitute for the traditional "bread" so many people make.

Seriously, throw aside the banana baked-goods recipe you have and give this one a try. I guarantee it'll be the new staple in your home.

Quick and Easy Banana Snacking Cake
from: Laura Wood (I don't know who she is, but she's a genius!!!!)

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 super ripe banana, mashed
1 ripe banana, chopped
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs vinegar
1/3 cup oil

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl, with the banana being last. Mix just to combine, don't beat. Pour into an 8x8 inch Pyrex (greased and floured). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

*if you want to make this extra special, add a 1/2 cup mini chocolate morsels into the batter


  1. The hint of chocolate is missing.. but will add it as an accompaniment :D

  2. I wanted to keep this batch a TINY bit healthier, so I left out the chips :)