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Monday, January 23, 2012

Banana Bread

This is my go-to banana bread recipe. I like it so much I have never tried any other banana bread recipes.

I got this recipe from a friend a long time ago. She and I has since lost contact but the recipe remained.

Aside from being awesomely good, this recipe is also super easy.

The hardest part is waiting for the bananas to be super ripe. See how black mine is.

Usually I use 2 bananas but they were kinda small so I used 3.

Combine the bananas, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. I love my hand blender so that is what I use.

A minute of blender action produced this.

Yea I know it looks gross, but I can assure you it smells wonderful!

I moved the mixture to a Pyrex mixing bowl. Then mix in the dry ingredients. When combined, mix in the chopped walnuts.

If walnuts is not your thing, you can omit it or use other nuts like pecans.

Ready for the oven!

After 1 hour at 350'F... kitchen smells like heavenly bananas for the next 2 hours.

A yummy slice!

Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf

2-2 1/2 bananas, super ripe
4 oz butter, softened and cut into chunks
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cup of AP flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350' F.

Butter an 8 inch bread pan.

Puree the banana, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until it's all combined.

Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.

Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and baking soda) in a bowl.

Then add into the banana mixture. Combine well with a spatula.

Add in the chopped walnuts.

Pour into the prepared bread pan.

Bake for 60 minutes. Until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.


  1. i can almost smell your banana bread through the computer. what a fine crumb for banana bread--i might have to try this recipe. i've got some bananas in the freezer waiting for their chance to shine.

  2. This sounds very similar to my own recipe of banana bread... I put some almond extract and some sour cream to give it a bit of a tang.. and like you, I have not deviated from the recipe at all. Beautiful Pictures Jenn!

  3. This looks so yummy! I would love to have you join in on my first healthy meals link up this Thursday! First time checking out your blog and new follower! Your photography is amazing I might have to join in on your snap Thursdays!

  4. Your bananas are super ripe indeed, I have not tried keeping bananas till that black! The cake looks delicious!

  5. I made banana bread last week and I agree the aromas just take over the house! Your bread looks sooooo delicious!

  6. ECL, welcome back! Haven't seen you on the blog-sphere for a while. I hope you'll try this bread! It is really good :).

    Monica, sour cream sounds like a good addition into the banana bread. Perhaps I'll try it sometime!

    Cassidy, thanks for following. I'm looking forward to see your healthy meals.

    Jeannie, I think when bananas get this black the flavor and smell gets more intense. Keep watch though. I've gotten close to the "molding" phase several times.

  7. Banana bread and nuts.. everybody would love it. I need to bake this for my son, he's a big fan too :)

  8. Looks totally yummy im gonna go make this minute!! :)


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