If you’re looking for an easy and delicious quick recipe for banana bread, look no further. Here it is! Absolutely delicious, super quick to make basically dump everything in and bake, it really doesn’t get much easier.
Banana bread was the first recipe I shared with my daughter, she was only 3 months old and I was still trying to learn how to bake. It was so nervous as I thought I would mess it up, so I just sat her and her little bouncy seat and I talked to her about the recipe, what I was going to add, and I swear she really was paying attention! She couldn’t have banana bread until several months later, but to this day it is one of her favorite breakfast recipes.
This particular recipe is one I’ve been using for several years. I found this on Allrecipes, from Jeannie Meyer, and I hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup sour milk*
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
*SOUR MILK – it sounds gross, but for baking it’s wonderful. It helps to give your breads A nice texture, along with a bit of tangy taste. Without it, some recipes might be a bit too sweet. The sour milk in this recipe creates a lovely balance.
To create sour milk, you add one tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk. For this recipe, since we’re using 1/3 cup milk, I added 1/3 tablespoon white vinegar.
Mash your bananas, and be sure that they are ripe the sweeter the better!
The rest of the recipe is very easy. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Pour your batter into a prepared pan. Since I am using my Pampered Chef stone loaf pan, I actually didn’t have to butter my pan at all. If you’re using a different type of pan, prepare it as you normally would with butter and flour. You can also sprinkle the batter with sugar, if you like.
Bake at 350° for 60 minutes, or until your cake tester when inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Remove from oven, and let cool in loaf pan on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes.
Remove loaf from pan, place on rack and let cool at least another 10 minutes. This was a hard feat the last time I made this, as I had five hungry little ones who were desperate for a delicious piece of banana bread!
Slice and serve, you could add a dab of butter or jam if you like, but honestly it’s just great as is.
My recipe video is at the bottom of this post.
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