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Banana Bread

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our turkey day was pretty standard.  We had food and football, both in very large quantities.  I was in a food comma for most of yesterday and didn't manage to get much done except a little cleaning from Thursday's festivities and I turned some of our over-ripe bananas into banana bread with vanilla frosting. 

I used a different recipe than normal, a much less complicated recipe than normal, and it turned out really good.  I found the recipe for the banana bread on cooks.com.  The only change I made to the recipe was that I added a little bit of cinnamon.  Next time I may add some chocolate chips for the kids or you could add nuts if you prefer it that way. 

The vanilla frosting is just a basic vanilla frosting recipe.  Nothing fancy.  Very simple.  The recipe that I used for the frosting came from my one and only brain but you can find a very similar recipe on food.com.

The frosting recipe is basic enough that you can substitute the vanilla for almost any flavoring that interests you. Make sure to sift the powdered sugar first.  If you find that the frosting is a little too thick  just add a bit more milk and stir awhile longer and it should be fine.

This is a really good way to use up those bananas that are too ripe to eat anymore and kids love it.  Well, at least my kids love it but my kids are such ridiculously picky eaters that if they will eat it then that's a pretty good bet that almost any kid will eat it.


HossBoss said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Banana bread is always wonderful. I've never had it frosted before but why not? Everything's better with frosting, right?

If you only have one or two overripe bananas, you can mash them and add them pancake or waffle batter too.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!