If you don’t know me this is my first official post to my blog. So exciting! It has been several years in the making. The Lord directed me to start this blog almost three years ago, but I kept putting it off and waiting. Not a good idea. I’ve been praying about my path again and this time I heard, listened, and obeyed.
First things first I’ll be sharing my banana bread recipe. This is one of the first recipes that I created to fit my busy lifestyle and actually tastes good too. So I hope you enjoy. I know we do!
Banana Bread recipe
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick or 1/2 cup melted butter
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp milk
2-3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour a loaf pan. I like to use Wilton’s Bake Easy. (I’m not affiliated with this product I just really like it.)
Using a mixer combine granulated sugar and brown sugar.
Cream sugars together with butter and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time until combined.
Add bananas. No need to mash ahead of time if using a stand or handheld mixer.
You can use a stand or hand mixer or even mix by hand if you don’t have one available. I recommend mashing the bananas with a fork before hand, if you don’t have a mixer . How much mashing you do will depend on how chunky you like your bananas in your bread.
Add milk and cinnamon.
Okay so this is where the easy part and maybe hard part comes into play for some people. Like I said before this is a time saving recipe, so it is not going to get the same delicate treatment like many baking recipes get.
Add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt one at a time until mixed well.
Add flour and mix well.
Place banana bread mixture into the greased and floured loaf pan. You can swirl the top with cinnamon and sugar or top with pecans or walnuts for an added crunch. Place in your preheated oven.
Bake your banana bread for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. This will vary depending on your oven and altitude. Check your bread part of the way through baking to see if it needs to be covered with aluminum foil to stop it from browning too much.
You know the bread is ready when a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake. It can dry out and taste over done. Remove the bread from the pan when it is still warm and place it on a cooling rack, if you have one available. Do not let it cool down completely it will be more difficult to remove from the pan. You can use a butter knife to score the sides of the pan and loosen it up if it needs it.
This is a family favorite that we bake weekly in our house. Serve for breakfast or a yummy snack. This bread also makes a great desert served warm with ice cream. Yum! It freezes great too if we find the kiddos are needing a change. I hope you enjoy your banana bread Home Baked!
For now, I’m just baking this yummy recipe and not eating it. That story is for another day! Hopefully soon, I’ll have a great dairy free and gluten free alternative for you. In the meantime, have fun creating!