If you are looking for an easy banana bread recipe that is full of flavor and smells divine, this easy recipe is all for you. This is a sweet bread, so it truly is quick and easy. It also freezes well if you want to make a few batches
Easy and flavorful Banana
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (3 to 5 bananas will work)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
- How you stir your ingredients is very important. Literally, just mix until all is moistened. The more you mix, the dryer and denser your loaf will be.
- When it comes to the bananas you use, the blacker the peel, the sweeter the deal! You never want to use a fresh yellow banana for baking!
- There are no spices listed in the recipe, but don’t let that stop you from sprucing this scrumptious banana bread! Add some vanilla or almond extract. Toss in a little nutmeg, cinnamon or ginger. Make the flavor your own.
- This bread, as well as most sweet breads, will freeze very well. Use one batch and make several mini loaves. It’s great for a surprise treat in a lunch bag.
- Banana bread, like pumpkin bread, improves with age. So be sure to save a loaf for a couple days down the road.
This easy recipe for banana bread will quickly become a family favorite because it taste great and it’s so easy to make! Your grocery store typically has bananas year round, so you can make this sweet bread any time of the year.
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