banana bread in a blender

Banana bread is usually the first to go on bake sale tables, so why we don’t whip this up for ourselves on a regular basis is really hard to comprehend – especially when we all, very often, have access to the secret ingredient – mushy, blackened, overripe bananas. This is such a no-brainer to put together that I often leave a bunch to over- ripen with the specific intention of making this popular bread. Or check at your grocery store in the “over-ripe” bin, pick them up at a deep discount, pop them in the freezer and you’ll be ready to go at a moments notice. At my house, it’s consumed at breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime in between, so a loaf disappears as quickly as roaches when the lights go on. How I know this, well I’m not really sure – really!

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So, meet banana bread in a blender – without a doubt the easiest throw-down yet. The wet ingredients go in the blender or food processor and the dry go in a bowl – whiz the wet, add to the dry, a dozen strokes later, in the pan, in the oven, on the rack, down the hatch – and that’s pretty much how it goes every single time! I’ve put together a very basic bread, and as usual, it’s the method that you need to focus on – master the bread and then the fun begins – start adding all kinds of delightful things: chocolate chips, toasted nuts and or/seeds, dried fruit, raisins, grated carrots or zucchini, coconut, spices, cocoa powder, citrus zest, flavour extracts – so think of the bread like the Beatles and the variations like how Todd RundgrenU2, Petula Clark, the Grateful Dead or Susanna Hoffs (of the Bangles) cook it up – the former wrote it, and the latter bring their own flavour.

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So never be alarmed again when those bananas are turning, and no one will touch them. It’ll be our little secret – little do those we cook for know that they’ve been devouring past-their-prime bananas by the boatload – all dressed up as an awesome loaf of banana bread.

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1. Butter, eggs, bananas & sugar go in the blender or food processor.

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2. Whiz for 20-30 seconds.

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3. Measure the dry ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.

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4. Wet stuff is ready to go.

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5. Add the wet to the dry and stir briskly with a dozen or so confident strokes – the more you mix it, the more puck-like the result!

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6. Until it looks like this.

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7. Get it in the prepared pan, use a knife to smooth out the surface and put it in your preheated oven for close to an hour.

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8. What a difference an hour makes!

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9. Talk about banana bread perfection!

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10. Absolute perfection!

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11. Perfection needs a little moment of its own.

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12. Banana bread in its purest form – feel free to lose your mind!

4 Responses to banana bread in a blender
  1. Neel
    September 29, 2012 | 2:04 am

    Lovely lovey recipe- I was looking for a blender banana bread recipe and stumbled upon this. Made it – blogged it too. Thanks for sharing.

    • crazed cook
      October 1, 2012 | 1:41 pm

      Looks like it worked out and then taking it to the fryer is over-the-top!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    September 29, 2012 | 7:05 pm

    That looks fantastic and I love how easy it is to make! And thank you for the link love 😀

    • crazed cook
      October 1, 2012 | 1:43 pm

      Hope you tried it and loaded it up with nuts and spice – the recipe is a basic quick bread just begging for tasty add-ins!

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