October, 2011 – Super Yummy Banana Bread


Sofia’s Yummy Treats for Kids


By Sofia I. Sanchezsofias3


Objective: To share quick recipes kids can make on their own with little to no adult supervision.


Requirements: A positive attitude, a desire to learn, and a HEALTHY appetite!


October, 2011 – Super Yummy Banana Bread


What do you do when your bananas start getting old?  With black spots on them?  Yuck!  But wait – don’t throw them away. They are just perfect for banana bread, even though they might be too mushy to eat otherwise. Remember when I mentioned last time that I sometimes drive my parents BANANAS?  Well, it all makes up for it when I make them this banana bread recipe.  It’s so easy – you will love making it too!


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup oil
3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt


PS You can add nuts (like walnuts or pecans) if you’d like to. But just be careful that no one who is going to eat it is allergic to nuts.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 8×4 bread pan with non stick cooking spray, or lightly coat with margarine.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add bananas, milk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for an hour to an hour 10 minutes. 


And voila!  One nice loaf of Super Yummy Banana Bread!


Editor’s Note:  I was lucky enough to get a sample of this banana bread. And yes, I can verify that it is Super Yummy.  My family of four gobbled it up.


Sofia I. Sanchez is seven years old. She aspires to be a future baker and bakery owner. She loves baking and cooking in her kitchen at home and invites other kids to do the same.