Whoops. These were a little past their prime... I remembered a couple of years ago I had rotten bananas and I asked my blog readers for a good recipe for banana bread ('cause that's what ya do with rotten bananas). I got some great suggestions, and I tried one of the recipes (which came out great, btw). This time I thought I'd hunt down that old blog post and try one of the other recipes suggested. I decided to try my good bloggy buddy Rebecca's recipe, which you can find here ---> Basic Banana Bread. (She has a lot of other GREAT recipes on that Wow Chow Cooking btw, so be sure to browse around.)
Something I liked about her recipe was that the ingredients were all things I had on hand. (I hate when you have to buy uncommon ingredients for a recipe, then you're left with half a jar of whatsit that cost $6.00 that's going to sit in your pantry and gather dust.) Anyway, the recipe was easy peasy and it turned out beautifully. Sorry for this rather horrible picture, but lately it seems the Husband almost always seems to have the camera (due to the have-to-find-one-geocache-every-day mission we're on). I resorted to using the webcam, which is probably better suited for Skype-ing, ActConferencing.com audio conferencing and taking Facebook profile pictures, but where there's a will there's a way! It's kind of been putting a crimp in my blogging not having the camera always around to take pics of stuff that happens. Anyhoo...
(No, it's not burnt on the side, it's just the crapp-o webcam. But it's proof that I did make it, if nothing else, lol! Not that I would ever lie to you. Speaking of that, it's amazing some of the things I've heard of that bloggers have made up, but I digress...)
I did add the half a cup of walnuts that was suggested as an option in her recipe. I REALLY like nuts in banana bread, so they were definitely going in. What I loved about this recipe is the bread actually has a very light and almost delicate texture - not heavy and rubbery-moist like some banana breads. It also has a nice firm "crust" and the slices hold together really nicely when cut - not crumbly. This would be a good recipe for company because it presents so beautifully. Oh, and it's DELICIOUS! I would definitely make this again. Two thumbs up!! :-D