Banana Bread

My Sun Oven and quick google search saved four extremely ripe bananas from winding up in the compost bin this morning.

The recipe I found is so simple it was hard not to add anything to it. If you like you could add cinnamon or some walnuts, but I like the way it really tastes like bananas.

Sun Oven Banana Bread


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten

4 very ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 teaspoon pura vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pura vanilla extract


Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Butter and flour a standard loaf pan, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the Sun Oven until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

Cool completely in the pan. Carefully turn the loaf out onto a cutting board.

Wrap any uneaten portion in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.


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