Bananas are one of my favorite fruits because they are very versatile. You can eat them with breakfast or dessert. I think the main problem with a lot of banana bread recipes is that they more often than not end up producing a dry bread. There are a couple key ingredients that are necessary to keep the bread from drying out. Anyway, I love this recipe because it could work as a dessert or even a breakfast component. It is great for families or gatherings in general. Enjoy!
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour $2-3
- 1/2 tsp baking soda $2-3
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon $2-3
- 1 tsp baking powder $2-3
- 1/2 tsp salt $2-3
- 1/2 cup butter (unsalted) (softened) $2-3
- 1/2 cups sugar $2-3
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (dark or light) $2-3
- 2 large eggs (room temperature) $2-3
- 2 cups of banana (mashed) (4 large bananas) $2-3
- 2 tsp vanilla extract $2-3
- 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped) (optional) $3-4
- non-stick cooking spray $2-3
Servings: 1 loaf (4-6 servings)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray (such as Pam)
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Using a whisk, in a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy (4-5 minutes).
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture.
- Add the bananas to the sugar and egg mixture, mixing well.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir well to combine but be careful not to over mix.
- Scoop the mixture into the bread pan and spread evenly.
- Put pan into oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, use toothpick test to check if it is done.
- Let cool 15 minutes.