Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yep...Banana Bread

I had stopped making banana bread for sheesh, a long time, I guess I was just tired of it. But last Christmas my neighbor brought over some banana bread and I was like "oh how sweet, here kids, want some"? (cause I didn't) anyway they all raved about it so I tried some and.....loved it. There was something so smooth and simple about the taste and texture. I was hooked. Besides I liked making it in cans. Ok, so here it is.

Cream together: 3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar

Add 2 - 3 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well and add
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (the secret ingredient)

Pour into 5 vegetable or soup cans. Now this next part is very important. Make sure that you forget to spray the cans with Pam so that you have to um.....

scoop out all the mixture and wash out the cans so then you can go back and spray them. It just makes for a more meaningful experience.

Okay, so you have now sprayed your cans and divided the ingredients into the cans. Now you just bake for 45-50 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Let them sit in the cans for about 10 minutes and then turn them over and give em a little pat on the backside and they should pop right out.

P.S. Keep your cans for the next time.


  1. Oh man, those are so cute! The banana bread flower is so pretty - i LOVE it! I'm going to save me some soup cans and try this next time.

  2. Love it! When I was a little girl (about 8 years old), my mom was girl's stake camp director for about 3 years, and Cookie, (the cook), used to make bread in the larger pineapple juice cans. Judy and I got to stay at girls camp the whole time mom was there (about 2 weeks each time), and we loved Cookie's fresh bread. She would let us just tear it off (Heidi's style!), smear butter on it and enjoy. Catching salamanders and Cookie's bread were two special highlights of our camp--thanks for the flashback!

  3. Val-I love this idea, I would have never thought of it. I cannot tell you how much I can use baking in a can for cake decorating. Thank you!!!