Banana Bread aka Delicious Procrastination

I had a story that needed to be typed and three over ripe bananas.  I did the only logical thing.

3 bananas, ripe, mashed
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, large
1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (the original recipe called for it, but I don’t add it)
1 teaspoon vanilla(I substitute chai concentrate, or add chai concentrate as well)

Preheat the oven to 350F

You can cook this in a 9×5 loaf pan, or as muffins.  Muffins take a lot less time to cook, but I never feel they turn out as well.   Combine the sugar, oil, and eggs.  Beat in the bananas.  Add the dry ingredients.  If you want, you can add a half cup of walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, or some mix of all three at this point.

Pour into the pan and bake for 60 minutes.   Check for doneness via toothpick.  If done, remove from pan.  You’re supposed to let it cool, but if I waited until it cooled I’d never get any due to the number of friends I have that are half piranha.  Let it get to acceptably warm, then slice and let some butter melt on it a bit.  Enjoy.

I intended to take a picture to add to this post, but my aforementioned piranha friends have no appreciation for art.  So have a kitten instead.

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