Stop Wasting Food

Stop Wasting Food

pic from Little Spice Jar
pic from Little Spice Jar

Wasting food is my husband’s biggest pet peeve, so I work really hard to figure out how to incorporate food that is reaching it’s expiration date into yummy recipes! Here is one of my absolute favorites to utilize ripe bananas!

Banana Bread


 ½ c butter or margarine, melted
1 c sugar (I use coconut sugar)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c mashed ripe bananas (I use 3)
1 c all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 c hot water
Chocolate chips

th-15Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9 in by 5 in loaf pan. In large bowl, stir together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and bananas, blending until smooth.

In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda until thoroughly blended. Add to banana mixture alternately with hot water. Add chocolate chips if you want. I usually put in a handful or two.

Then there are two options:
Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes or until bread pulls away from sides of pan and knife comes out clean from center.

I also put them in a small muffin tin so it cuts the baking down to 20 minutes!  Test to see if tooth pick comes out clean.