It’s Not Too Late Banana Bread

Garden Bin Preschool Craft

Are you about to throw out those old bananas? Don’t! They are exactly what you need to make delicious banana bread. Others might think it’s too late, those bananas aren’t worth eating. But they are perfect to make this Resilient Banana Bread.

Resilient Banana Bread Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup butter, room temp
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large overripe bananas, mashed
    ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup chocolate chip cookies

Brown Sugar Glaze Ingredients: 

  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Let’s get cooking. Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. With the mixer on low, add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until just combined. Add vanilla and mashed bananas and mix to combine. Slowly pour in the buttermilk to the bowl and mix on low and continue to mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Add all of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. Allow bread to cool completely.
  5. Time to prepare the Brown Sugar Glaze. Combine brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cream, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir until syrupy. Pour over your banana bread, then enjoy! It wasn’t too late for those bananas and it is never too late for you. No matter how many times in life you feel like you’ve stumbled or fallen, you can always get up again.