Who doesn't have the bowl of bananas on the kitchen table?
Bananas are a favorite in my household. As quickly as I buy, they're gone. Once in awhile, though, we allow them to ripen that one day too many, and no one will eat them. Here's the best recipe I've found.
Three Way Banana Bread
* 1/2 cup Butter Flavored Crisco or butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 cup mashed, rip bananas - 4 medium
* 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
* 2 cup unsifted flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in eggs. Stir in banana and lemon juice. Mix together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and rind; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts.
For bread - Turn into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55 min. Cool.
For muffins - Spoon into 24 greased muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool.
For coffee cake - Turn into greased 9" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cake is done. Slice two bananas and arrange slices over top of cake. Sprinkle with a topping of :
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
* 1/4 cup flaked coconut
Broil for 2 minutes or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.