I’m always more optimistic about my weekly fruit and veggie intake than I should be, which unfortunately often results in fresh produce going to waste.
I’ve had a pair of bananas sitting on the counter since last week, getting browner by the day. Last night, I looked at them and decided that banana bread (and not the trash!) should be their destiny.
After consulting my usual recipe, I realized that I didn’t have a few of the ingredients (vegetable oil, baking soda, and walnuts–optional), and I was nervous about making substitutions. So I Googled “what can I make with these ingredients” and came across SuperCook, which is now probably my favorite thing of the week. It’s a website that lets you enter the ingredients you have on hand, and it generates recipes!
I settled on a quick and easy banana bread recipe (this one), and started whipping it up. Since I only had 2 bananas, though, and I wasn’t sure how many mashed bananas were equal to 1 cup, I divided the rest of the recipe in half.
Here’s what I started with:
The directions for this recipe are super easy:
1) Mix it all together.
2) Grease your loaf pan. (I used a glass pan, so I skipped this step. Yay for 2-step recipes!)
3) Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes.