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When it’s kind of chilly outside and we’re getting nice and warm by the wood stove, I love to bake. Earlier today, I got busy in the kitchen making this easy Banana Bread recipe.
I want to share it with you because it is just so good. It really is delicious.
I’ve been making this recipe for a long time. I got the recipe from my Mom and I have no clue where she got it from.
It may have from an old church cookbook. I remember the Ladies Aid Society putting together cookbooks with their very best recipes.
This makes 1 really large loaf, but I always split the batter between two pans.
Even having two loaves doesn’t last around here for that long. The loaf freezes well if you want to put some away.
The very best bananas to use for this loaf are the really super over ripe ones. The riper the better, baby!
Here’s the best Banana Bread recipe you are going to find.
How to Make Home made Banana Bread
Mash three bananas really well. If I am using firmer bananas, I put them in the microwave for 20 seconds to help soften them up.
Add milk and vanilla, stir well then set aside.
Use a large bowl for this next step. In the end, all the batter will end up in this bowl.
Cream softened butter with sugar and add two eggs. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) to the butter mixture.
Sift the flour if you like – I don’t bother to do this step and it never seems to matter.
Mix everything together. Meanwhile, grease and flour two loaf pans.
I love my Pyrex loaf pans – since they are glass, they are easy to clean and never wear out.
Well worth getting these for your baking cupboard!
Divide the batter between the two loaf pans. Or just use one pan if you want a higher loaf, totally up to you.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40 – 60 minutes depending on your oven. Test it to see if it is done by poking into it with a toothpick or a fork.
If it comes out clean, the loaf is done. If not, give it another 5 minutes.
Enjoy this best Banana Bread recipe in the world (according to us!) with a tall glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee.
Banana Bread Recipe
(for those who would like to print it off)
Serving Size: 1 inch slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 3gSugar: 43gProtein: 6g