Banana Bread

After everyone leaves the house in the morning I like to enjoy a cup of coffee with something somewhat sweet. One of my favorite treats is banana bread, which carries me through the rest of the day.

Today I am sharing my quick, easy, and delicious banana bread recipe. I like to make couple of loaves when I have a lot of ripe bananas on hand. This is not over-the-top sweet. All it needs is just a touch of butter to make it very satisfying. Banana bread travels well, so is perfect for lunch bags.

I use brown sugar in my recipe but feel free to use white. I also like to keep bananas a bit chunky while I mash them. This gives the bread a nice soft texture.

Banana bread keeps well at room temperature when wrapped well for 3-4 days. For longer storage, keep it in the refrigerator or freeze it.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 cup brown sugar or regular
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed (2 cups)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grease and lightly flour a 9X4-inch loaf pan. You can also line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.

Peel the bananas and mash coarsely with the back of a fork, then set aside.

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Place butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat all ingredients well.

Next add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix all ingredients well, trying not to overmix the batter.

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Add mashed bananas, then mix again.

Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom well. Pour the batter into prepared pan.

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Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until an cake tester/knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove the bread from oven, then cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely. Once the bread is cool slice and enjoy!

To serve, cut the bread into desired serving and pass along some butter for people to help themselves.

Serves 8

Did you make this dish? I’d love to know how it turns out! Feel free to like this post and comment or use the hashtag #globaldinein on Instagram. If you would like to be notified of upcoming posts, please consider subscribing to my blog!

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