In My Kitchen: A Cookbook

Banana Bread

Piglet's recipe, from


Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
A large muffin tin, loaf pan, or equivalent
Prepare bakeware as appropriate, eg, by preheating cast iron pans, or buttering tin pans.
A medium mixing bowl, a whisk and/or a flour sifter
Flour, 2 cups
Brown sugar, 3/4 cup
Baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon
Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
Sift and/or whisk the dry ingredients together.
A medium-sized mixing bowl and a whisk or fork
Eggs, 2
Beat the eggs together.
Butter, 6 tablesppons, melted
Sour cream, 1/4 cup
Optional seasonings: Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon; or other "sweet" spices
Beat the butter and sour cream into the eggs.
Bananas, preferably overripe, 3
Mash the bananas and fold in to wet ingredients.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Optional additions: blueberries, grated apple, or other fruit, 1/2 to 1 cup
Transfer batter to baking dishes and place in the oven.
To fill muffin pans, look for an appropriately-sized ice-cream scoop or similar kitchen implement that will let you quickly scoop out a similar amount of batter and scrape it off into each cup.
Bake in medium oven (350 deg. F) for 25-30 minutes for muffins, or around 45 minutes for larger loaves.