|james with his legendary banana bread in zero gravity|
at hi-pdx reunion jan 2011!!!
2 cups flour ( simple white flour works best, some granola enjoying earthy people enjoy wheat flour. There is no reason for this phenomena to exist)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 pinches salt ( kosher please)
3-4 very ripe medium sized nanners(banana lover slang for banana).
1/3 cup oil (any kind works, olive oil gives it a rich bourgeois flavor)
1/2 to 1 cup sugar (you don't really need much sugar, it's all personal preference)
1/4 cup soymilk ( i like plain, some perverse people that lack properly developed taste buds enjoy vanilla, once again, personal preference)
1 teaspoon vanilla
To begin, find yourself 2 bowls, one very large and one medium bowl. Take the smaller bowl and put in the flour/baking soda/salt. let it chill while you do more baking.
Take the larger bowl and whisk the sugar and oil together. Then mash in the bananas until they are sufficiently mashifified. I am usually pretty lazy, so they don't need to be too mashed to be made into delicious bread. After that, add in the soymilk and vanilla. I sometimes add a pinch of cinnamon, but be careful as a little cinnamon goes a long way.
After this, mix in the dry ingredients and stir until it makes an awesomely gooey banana bread mixture. Its should slowly goop off of a spoon, if its too dry i add soymilk till i find the texture of my liking. if too wet i add more flour.
If you like chocolate, at this point you should add a cup or two of chocoalte chips. really anything can be added, ive made it with coconuts, cashews, raisins, oreos, etc. it is all good.
once you are done, get a bread pan and your mix should fill it about 1/2 way. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, depending on how you like it. i poke it with a chopstick to see if it is ready. once the chopstick comes out dry, you should take it out.
Final Reminder: Baked good are like marijuana, they are meant to be shared. So if you make a delicious banana bread, don't bogart that shit. Go out and share it with your friends, neighbors, employees, fuck buddies, casual acquaintances, just share that shit.