Food & Drink

The Perfect Banana Bread

September 25, 2016

Banana bread is one of those treats that should be simple and anyone can throw together but with so many variations it’s not uncommon to have an overcooked top with a raw middle or a drier-than-a-bone result.  But today’s batch was so yummy and moist it brought me right back to my childhood days of getting off the school bus and finding a piping hot banana bread fresh from the oven to slather butter with.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

With results like this I can’t help but get excited for the next batch of bananas to go rotten.  Ha!  I swear I subconsciously buy bananas only to let them go rotten on the counter but with a recipe this simple, no worries!  I can’t take all of the credit though; this is my Mom’s banana bread recipe that I have been eating for my entire life.  I was a fool to even try another recipe when I know how well this one has stood the test of time.

I made this banana bread a few days ago and it lasted about 10 minutes before everyone had devoured it so I whipped out another batch today and thought it’s time to share this gem.  It calls for basic ingredients and is low maintenance taking only a few minutes to throw together.  Adding the milk to the bananas is the trick here, leaving it moist and flavorful.  Also, I recommend using extra-over ripe bananas giving it more of a banana flavor.  If you have ripe bananas but aren’t ready to bake with them you can always freeze them and use them later.  Lastly, keep these treats properly stored in a sealed container or zip-lock to keep in the moisture.  Enjoy!


The perfect banana bread recipe



*Makes 2 loaves *


2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tbsp milk
3 over-ripe bananas, mashed




Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a separate medium sized bowl cream together sugar and butter.

Add eggs and stir well.

In a smaller bowl stir together mashed bananas and milk.  Add to the sugar mixture.

Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.

Pour into greased loaf pans.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and cake tester comes out clean.  Enjoy!

The perfect banana bread recipe


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