Upside-Down Banana Bread


1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
7 ripe bananas, divided
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2.Sprinkle brown sugar evenly in baking dish and drizzle with butter. Slice 3 bananas in half lengthwise, then cut each of them in half. Layer banana slices cut-side up in baking dish over brown sugar; set aside.

3.In a large bowl, mash remaining 4 bananas. Add eggs, oil, water, vanilla, and sugar; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Spread batter evenly over bananas.

4.Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then invert onto platter. Serve warm.