Thursday, August 5, 2010

Overripe Bananas...

are ugly.

BUT can be used to create some delicious baked goods. Exhibit A: Boo-Boo Banana Bread, another recipe from Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Dish.

Boo-Boo Banana Bread

1 C raw sugar
1 T butter
1 C overripe bananas
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 C wheat or oat flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350ยบ
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl (yay for one bowl recipes!)
Spoon into preferred baking dish
Bake for 30 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test

I chose ramekins because oddly enough, I don't own a loaf pan... and apparently I'm too lazy to travel the half mile to Bed, Bath and Beyond to pick one up (wow).

I thought they turned out nicely! The ramekins made for a shorter cooking time, and no guesswork on the portion size.

I did have a slight problem with spillage, and some unintended issues with foil. Figured slapping a chocolate bandaid on it would fix the issue... and I was right!

This recipe is fantastic! It took about 10 minutes to throw in the bowl, mix and load into ramekins. Bake time was around 20 minutes. The finished product was moist and flavorful. I'm a banana lover so this was right up my alley. The only thing I would change is to cut the sugar from 1 C to 3/4 C depending on the ripeness of your bananas. Mine were pretty brown, so they were very sweet by themselves. Other than that, this is a quick and sweet treat that's perfect for anytime of the day.

What makes it healthier:
♡ Whole wheat flour
♡ Raw sugar
♡ Egg whites, or no eggs
♡ No white, processed, enriched ingredients we're always warned to stay away from!

Boo-Boo Banana Bread: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5) Definite keeper!

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  1. Looks delicious. Bring me some for lunch. Thanks a billion.

  2. Hahahaha... I wish I could— perhaps you've met the human garbage disposal I live with. They didn't stand a chance. Definitely making them again soon though... you'll have to come over :)