Friday, March 12, 2010

Smitten with Smitten Kitchen

I sent a care package to my uncle who wasn't feeling well.
(Don't worry I asked my mom if he was diabetic first!)
I am Smitten with Smitten Kitchen!
I used her "Jacked Up Banana Bread Recipe"

3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted salted butter
3/4 to 1 cup light brown sugar (depending on the level of sweetness you prefer, I always use the smaller amount)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)(I used Brandy)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 1/2 cup of flour (I used White Whole Wheat)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

I've used my mini loaf pan in the past, it takes about 16-20 minutes.



  1. That care package is so cute! So sweet of you!

  2. It made his day! Everyone loves to get a suprise box in the mail.