How I got this far without posting Ron's Banana Bread recipe is a mystery to me. This is his all time favorite and I generally post recipes like this so I can have a record of them on my blog. As I type, the house is filled with the aroma of baked Banana Bread. It is an early Valentine's Day goodie for Ron.
Ron's Banana Bread
1 C Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 C Buttermilk or Sour Milk (Add a small amount of vinegar to regular milk to make it "sour")
1 tsp. Baking Soda (dissolve in sour milk)
3 Ripe Bananas-Mashed (the kind that are no longer good to eat-black spots and all)
2 C Flour (may need 1/2 c more if batter is too thin)
1 C Chopped Nuts
Optional....1 C. Chocolate Chips (Ron is NOT a chocolate lover so this is not a regular addition unless I make 2 loaves-one with and one without)
Beat sugar and butter until well blended. Add Egg and milk- beat until fluffy.
Add Mashed bananas and mix well.
Add Flour, mix well then stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Bake in a greased loaf pan for 60 minutes at 350 degrees. You can use a large loaf pan or 2 smaller loaf pans. If using the very small loaf pans, this makes 4 loaves and you only need to bake it for about 45 minutes.