The first cool day of Autumn makes me want to fire up the oven. Today it's banana bread. Those summer bananas that got too ripe too quickly and found a temporary space in my freezer are begging to be baked.
There aren't too many banana bread recipes I don't like, but my favorites include some kind of whole grain flour - 100% whole wheat pastry flour is nice - some butter (a unsalted butter/monounsat. oil blend), whole eggs, some brown sugar (depth of flavor!) and the needed vanilla, baking soda, powder and salt.
One of my favortie food web sites is www.foodily.com, where I found today's banana bread recipe at Real Simple, another favorite web site and magazine.
Hopefully tomorrow will be cool again...I have a zucchini that wants to be bread with some chocolate chips!