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Cheater Banana Bread

Sometimes I just don’t feel like mixing together a bunch of different flours to bake something good.  Sometimes I just want to put something together and then forget about it.  If you’re anything like me, have I got the recipe for you!

This is the easiest thing you’ll bake all month, since you use baking mix and a bread machine.  And it’s a fact: Even gluten eaters love it (I had friends begging me for more and asking if they could have some to take home)! They won’t notice the gluten’s gone if you don’t tell them. You can probably also add nuts if that’s your thing, but I don’t like ’em, so I don’t!

Using butter instead of oil makes the bread darker. Not that much difference in taste or moisture, but I think I might like the butter version juuuuuuust a bit better.

Banana Bread

You’ll need:

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • One box Gluten Free Pantry Muffin mix

And here we go!

  1. Mash up bananas and throw in breadmaker.
  2. Lightly beat eggs and throw in breadmaker.
  3. Measure oil (or butter), vanilla, and sugar, and throw each into breadmaker.
  4. Dump box of muffin mix into breadmaker.
  5. Set breadmaker to “Quick Bread” setting and turn on.
  6. After it mixes for a few minutes, I’ll usually churn things up myself with a spatula to make sure there aren’t any pockets of dry flour in the corners.
  7. Let the bread machine do its magic!

Once the bread is finished: If you are keeping it for later: Wrap it in plastic immediately and put it in the fridge. Wrapping it will prevent evaporation, and will prevent the bread from getting dry. If you are eating it warm: Let sit for a few minutes (maybe 10) before cutting, since you don’t want the steam to escape and make the bread dry.


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