(From Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers by Margaret Kenda)
2 or 3 ripe bananas
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. honey or 2/3 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1-3/4 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or oil and flour 1 loaf pan. Slice bananas and mash them with a fork to make 1 cup mashed banana (or put them in a small food processor if you have one).
Melt the butter on the stovetop or in the microwave.
In large bowl, combine butter and honey or sugar. Use an electric mixer if you wish. Add the egg.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, then stir in the mashed bananas.
Pour mixture into loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf
Variations: Add 1/2 c. chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips… Also can be made into muffins, cooking time approximately 30 minutes.