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going bananas things to do with an overripe banana by Yee-Fan Sun | 1 2 3
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mom's banana bread
Yes, I know, it's what everyone makes with too-ripe bananas. But banana bread is still one of my favorite eats -- especially when it's made with this recipe, the one my mom has been using for as long as I can remember. If you're feeling fancy, you can add nuts or chocolate chips, but personally, I like my banana bread simple and unadulterated.

2 overripe bananas
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil (corn, canola, vegetable)
1/4 cup yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 cups flour

yields: 1 loaf

1 Preheat the oven to 350F.
2 Peel the bananas and slide them into a small bowl. Mash them up until you have a gooey puree, using a fork or potato masher. Don't get too fussy about breaking up every little chunk; a little texture is good.
3 In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar, oil, yogurt, vanilla and baking soda, and stir to combine. Mix in the banana. Now gradually incorporate the flour, and continue mixing until well combined.
4 Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray or butter. Pour in the batter.
5 Pop the pan into the preheated oven, and bake for about an hour. Insert a knife or skewer into the center of the bread; if it comes out more or less clean, the bread's done. Let it cool in the pan for about fifteen minutes or so, then loosen the sides with a butter knife and gently turn the banana bread out of the pan. Turn the bread right side up, and let it sit until it's cooled completely.

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