What I do know is I love making banana bread, and I love the way it makes my house smell. This is another recipe I found in my Cooking Light Complete Cookbook.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Now, for the record, my three bananas did not add up to 1.5 cups. Also, I couldn't find plain low-fat yogurt, so I bought vanilla-flavored low-fat yogurt, seeing as how I was putting vanilla extract in there anyway, and I'm a big fan of vanilla.
Here's what you do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
3. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer until well-blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bananas, yogurt, and vanilla, beating until blended. Add the flour mixture and beat at a low speed just until moist.
4. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
According to this recipe, there are 14 servings, each of which is 187 calories and has 4.3g of fat. I have no idea what a "normal" slice of banana bread would have in it, but I can only assume this is better than that.
And finally, I know you're looking at that original picture and thinking, "Um, Amy? There are 6 bananas there. I know math has never been a strong point for you, but I'm pretty sure you can do basic addition."
It's true, I can. So, what do you do when you have double the number of bananas you need, but only 1 bread pan? Make banana muffins, of course! (I only baked these for about 35-40 minutes, so make sure you adjust your baking time.)
Then, if you're feeling especially generous and brave, you could take those muffins over to your new neighbors that just moved in across the street, because you know you felt welcomed into the addition when your neighbor did it for you. If I happen to see them out tomorrow and it doesn't look like I'd be intruding, that's my plan.