Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Best Banana Bread

This recipe is so good you'll be begging your bananas to hurry up and turn spotty and brown.
Make a loaf one of these rainy April afternoons! Here's how:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)
1/4 c. milk
1 t. lemon juice (I like to be a little generous with this, I think it's the secret ingredient)
2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
* Sometimes we like to add chocolate chips, too, but then it feels really sinful to eat it for breakfast the next morning...so, think on that one...

Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs and mix
Add bananas, milk and lemon juice

Sift dry ingredients & add nuts

Bake at 350 in well greased loaf pan for 1 hour.

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Katie said...

Funny! I was looking for a new banana bread recipe all weekend -- I'll have to try this one ... Thanks!

Abbie said...

Usually I say "I needed this today!" when y'all write something deep and reflective. But I say it today because I only have 5 things on my list today (we're recovering from a crazy weekend/monday):

2 loads of laundry
hang out with leslie
make banana bread

Yay for banana bread making slow days!

jillian m. said...

warm banana bread is one of the most comforting and yummy foods. you're right--so perfect for a rainy afternoon.

sarah / book bound bindery said...

just made this and LOVED it. yum. thanks.

i made muffins and mini muffins. and just in case anyone is wondering... it made 12 regular muffins (baked for 24-ish minutes) and 12 minis (baked for 15-ish minutes).

next time i want to try adding in craisins.

xoxo, sar