I have a delicious Banana Bread recipe to share today. I was looking for a good recipe and a co-worker advised that his wife’s recipe was delicious. The first time I made this bread I wasn’t happy with it but that was my fault because I mashed the bananas too much making them too watery and they fell to the bottom during baking. This time it tasted just fabulous. Do you have a favorite banana bread recipe? If not (or even if you do), try this easy and tasty recipe.
Yield: 1 large loaf Cook Time: 60 minutes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 to 5 very ripe medium-sized bananas or 3 large bananas
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Alternatively you can use cooking spray or parchment paper.
Step 2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside. Cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
Step 3: Mash bananas with a fork. Add mashed bananas to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until combined. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Mix by hand until well blended. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.
Step 4: Bake for to 60 minutes in the preheated 350 degree oven or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips: Only mash the bananas once along the length of the banana. If you mash the bananas too much, they will become watery and will sink to the bottom of the bread.
Recipe adapted from Bill’s wife’s recipe.
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