Thursday, August 16, 2012

Never Fail Banana Bread

Nothing is better then the smell of bread coming from your oven. The only bread I have ever made has been banana bread. It is super simple and takes no time at all to prepare. I have yet to tackle making real bread because yeast still scares me. I have a bread machine, as well as a bread machine cookbook so I will have to get over my fear of yeast during the course of this project.

My mom and I used to make banana bread a lot together when I was growing up. It was one of the first recipes I learned to make on my own. Mom would make banana bread muffins more often then making the bread which I loved because it seemed like there was more to go around. The muffins would usually be gone within a couple days of her making them because I would eat two at a time.

I decided to make a double batch of bread because I had so many bananas that were going bad. So I made one to take to work with me and one to have at home. I will more then likely end up freezing part of the bread so I can enjoy it later. Even though I doubled the recipe, I have shared the single recipe below.

Never Fail Banana Bread

1 cup bananas (crushed)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients, adding bananas and flour last.

In a greased loaf pan pour batter.

Bake for 1 hour or until the top of the bread springs back.

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This recipe is linked up at: Foodie Friends Friday, Foodie Friday, Anything Goes Linky, Foodie Friday, Friday Flair


  1. ditto on the smell of bread, I was using up my local zucchinis last night and was thinking the same thing! this is giving me the idea to combine the frozen bananas in the fridge with some of the leftover zucchini ...

    thanks for linking up with foodie friends friday! be sure to come back on sunday to vote for your favorites!

  2. I have never tried or made zucchini bread, I want to give it a try, so I will have to hit you up when the time comes!

  3. I love banana bread too. Sometimes I really happy when the bananas get overripe it give me an excuse to make it. Yours is a really classic recipe. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  4. PS I would move your follow button to the upper right hand corner. I almost missed it.

  5. Love the description of your blog... I have multiple cookbooks, multiple cut out recipes and very seldom use them... as I usually only read them and then make my own recipes. I love banana bread though.. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Remember to come back and vote tomorrow. Newest follower here.