Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

I've been making this Banana Bread recipe for as long as I can remember.

I think it was passed down to my mom from my Nana...and who knows who passed it to her.

It's a family tradition, really! A tried-and-true, can't fail recipe!

Do you ever get a little weary of cooking for your family? Dinner every day, day in and day out. My family is fairly good about eating what I make. But some of them can be pretty picky about some foods.

For instance, I have one who won't eat mustard, olives, pickles or raspberries, one who cannot stand tomatoes or mushrooms, two who hate pretty much anything green and one who will not even stay in the room if we are eating seafood. No exaggeration. If we even say the word, "seafood" or "fish", she nearly passes out on the floor gagging, eyes rolled back in her head, the words "gross" and "disgusting" coming from her mouth. You can imagine the torment she receives from her brothers.

Yeah... I do love to cook but let's just say that with a certain school-age child in the home, I tend to enjoy baking a lot more than cooking!! My Banana Bread recipe satisfies even the pickiest of eaters! It's the BEST way to use up over-ripe bananas!!

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, well beaten
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (my picky eaters prefer chocolate chips :) both is also yummy!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Prepare a loaf pan by lining it with waxed paper.
* Cream the softened butter with brown sugar. Add the beaten egg, then the mashed bananas and mix well.
Sift dry ingredients together and then add to wet mixture. Don't overmix, just until dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
Pour batter into loaf pan and give it a tap on counter to release any air pockets.
Bake on middle rack for 1 hour - 1 hour 10 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a knife into the middle. It should come out clean.
Take out of oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then lift out of pan with the paper. 
Let cool completely then peel off the waxed paper. Voila, your pan stays clean!

* I make this in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, so I don't beat the egg or mash the bananas first...the mixer does it for me. I do pre-sift my dry ingredients though, before adding.

I hope you enjoy this easy Banana Bread recipe as much as the DIY beautify family does! I guarantee you won't hear any whining, "do I have to eat that?" They'll be lined up at the kitchen door!

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  1. I love banana bread! Will have to try this. Never made it with brown sugar. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks Jann, you will love it, easy and just plain yummy!

  2. I am all about EASIEST bread ever! Banana bread is my favorite!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

    1. Thanks Ashley for the late reply...I was sunning on the beach in Cabo (just had to rub it in!!) Haha
      Seriously though, this is some yummy banana bread, I hope you try it :)


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