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cinnamon honey banana bread

Posted By katy On June 14, 2011 @ 5:35 am In Breakfast and Brunch,food | 25 Comments

No joke, this may be the best loaf of banana bread ever made.

Sometimes I buy bananas, even though I know that Chad and I won’t eat them.  I do it on purpose, because I know they’ll sit there on our counter and ripen and ripen, until they’re just screaming to be made into banana bread.

There are some recipes that are just better than the sum of their parts — and this banana bread is without a doubt better than bananas, honey or cinnamon on their own.

In other news, I’m trying to give up caffeine this week — easier said than done, right?  I feel pretty wretched, so it’s nice to have a special treat like this when I wake up and all I want is coffee or soda.  I’m hoping that the misery of the caffeine withdrawal will make me feel better and healthier in the long run, though.

What do you guys think?  Have you ever tried giving up coffee?  It’s 10:28 right now and I’m about to go curl up in bed with Bossypants [1], which is just as terrific as everyone told me it would be.

Honey Vanilla Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS

3 large ripe bananas, smashed
5 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Mix together the butter, bananas, honey, cinnamon, egg white, baking powder, salt and vanilla.  Stir in the the flour and mix well.  Pour mixture into a loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 1 hour.  Cool for ten minutes before serving.


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