I am making a concerted effort to waste less. I hate throwing away food and it seems like I am always throwing away food that was either lost in the back of my cupboard or sitting on my counter going uneaten….bananas are a perfect example. What is it about bananas? Am I the only one that never eats them on time?
I enjoy the fresh start that comes with a new year but don’t generally make “resolutions”. If I were to make a resolution, this year’s resolution would be better kitchen organization…which would in turn lead to less waste. It’s turning out to be a pretty tasty idea. Last week I had a few bananas sitting on my counter that needed to be used. I also had some leftover crushed pineapple in the fridge. I did a quick All Recipes search and here is what I came up with.
This was a keeper of a recipe. Very moist and flavorful. I loved the crushed pineapple!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups mashed ripe
~In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add pineapple and bananas. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
~Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
~Then, because I can’t leave things alone, I made a powdered sugar icing to drizzle on top. Yum! It’s great just plain but if you’d like to drizzle too just mix powdered sugar with a little cream or milk and drizzle away!
Now, does anyone have any other new and fun ideas for the 3 rapidly browning bananas that are sitting on my counter…again?