Fire Day Friday: Banana Nut Bread

Wait….what in the heck does Fire Day Friday and bread have in common?

Bread has been around since the Neolithic era, how do you reckon they made bread back then? No, they did not have fancy stand mixers with bread hooks, instant yeast, bread machines, and convection ovens. It may have been the Stone Age but they didn’t have stoneware. They had the best cooking element ever…..FIRE!

But they didn’t have a Big Green Egg either, so I’ll let it slide if you make this one in your oven. But Alexis is having fun with her Egg and this is one she made for the boys last weekend. It is one of their favorites.

Alexis’ Gelded Banana Nut Bread
Adapted from

3 ripe bananas, peeled and broken into pieces
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten (they were bad, they deserved it)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour (or all-porpoise flour if you like that marine mammal flavor)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp fresh ground cinnamon

Mix the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar all together. Add in the eggs and mix until smooth.

The buttermilk and vanilla are feeling left out so put them in, too. Get them well mixed. Let’s let the bananas into the party too, mix them in.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Pour into the butter/sugar/sugar/egg/buttermilk/vanilla/banana mixture. (Yes I could have said something like the “wet mixture” but we get paid by the word here at Our Krazy Kitchen.) [Totally kidding there, we don’t get paid but we have a great health and dental plan.]

Where was I? Oh yeah, mix all that together.

Now pour all of that happy mixture into one greased 9 x 5 loaf pan or a 4 mini-loaf stoneware thing like this.

Place in at preheated wood fired ceramic oven or other oven of your choice and bake at 350f for 55-60 minutes. It’s done when a test skewer pulls out cleanly.

Allow to rest on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Slice and serve.

Delicious of Neolithic proportions. Can ya tell I’m proud of my awesome wife?