Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our Favorite Banana Bread

I have tried alot of banana bread recipes over the years. Some were good, some were not so good. I had just about given up on finding a really great recipe for using up all those old bananas that we always seem to have lying around, until I found one that is consistently delicious every single time. Here's what you need:

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. real butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
6 or 7 overripe bananas, mashed
chopped nuts, 1/2 - 1 c. - optional

1. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

2. Using a mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and bananas until well blended.

3. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture, until everything is evenly moist. Stir in the nuts.

4. Grease and flour, or spray, a loaf pan and add the batter.

5. Bake at 350* for an hour, give or take about 5 minutes.

6. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.





* I don't know why but banana bread always seems to taste better the next day. That's just my observation and not one that prevents us from eating it the same day at all.

4 comments:

  1. I seem to try a new recipe every time, haven't found the one I love yet I guess. I will have to give this a try :) No matter what recipe I use unless I make more than 2 loaves it never makes it more than a day, the kiddos usually have the first loaf gobbled down before it's even cool, lol

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  2. you can never go wrong with banana bread

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  3. This looks like a great recipe! My favorite way to eat banana bread is to lay slices on a cookie sheet and lightly toast them (a touch of butter or honey is optional). It gives the slices a slight crunch on the outside, but they're still moist on the inside.

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  4. 6 or 7 bananas??? WOW! Now that is some BANANA bread! I adore banana bread. Love love love it.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting about my project gone bad!!

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