Dutch Oven Banana Bread
2-3 very ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup of sugar (amount can vary according to taste)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 hand full of chopped nuts. (optional)
Peel the bananas and mash them up in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir the melted butter. Add baking soda, salt sugar beaten egg, vanilla extract and flour and nuts. Give it all a good mix.
Grease an 8” Dutch oven liberally with butter. Pour batter into oven.
Bake for 45 minutes using 5 coals beneath and 11 coals on top to get 350 degrees. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean. Remove the DO from the coals and let it cool uncovered for a few minutes.
Remove the bread from the oven by inserting a flexible spatula around the sides of the oven. Invert the oven onto a plastic plate, allowing the bread to drop out. Invert onto a second second plate or small cutting board and allow to cool further before serving.
I found this recipe on simplyrecipes.com and adapted it for the Dutch oven. You can view the original recipe at: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/#ixzz3NTdRmgc7