Jun 25, 2014

Moist and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

A moist and delicious banana bread recipe is always handy for bridal showers, luncheons and family get-togethers.  Especially one this easy.  This recipe is loaded with fresh banana flavor - about 5 medium sized bananas will yield the 2 1/3 cups - but a little more or less should be just fine.  For a healthier banana bread just substitute 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce instead of 1/2 cup butter and use whole wheat pastry flour instead of white.  I'm nuts about nuts and if you are too, try adding 3/4 to one cup of walnuts for added flavor and texture.  If you prefer banana muffins, this recipe will yield about 12 good sized muffins baked at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.  Mix the ingredients carefully - use your mixer to cream the butter and sugar and eggs, but for the bananas and flour mixture, use a wooden spoon and stir just to moisten for the most delicious banana bread you've ever tasted.

easy banana bread recipe 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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