Banana Bread

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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Cost: $10-20

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray (such as Pam)
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Using a whisk, in a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy (4-5 minutes).
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture.
  6. Add the bananas to the sugar and egg mixture, mixing well.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir well to combine but be careful not to over mix.
  8. Scoop the mixture into the bread pan and spread evenly.
  9. Put pan into oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, use toothpick test to check if it is done.
  10. Let cool 15 minutes.
  11. Serve!

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