Classic Banana Bread Recipe
Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It’s the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!
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Banana Bread is one of those classic treats that everyone should have a go-to, killer recipe. I’ve been making mine this way since high school….when my mom handed me her recipe one day and asked me to bake some bread. Not sure where her recipe came from? Grandma? Betty Crocker? But, it’s truly my favorite.
Depending on my mood, I’ll toss in some chopped walnuts for a little crunch. I personally prefer my Banana Bread with nuts, however, my family prefers it nut-free. Sometimes I say screw the family, momma’s making it her way…but not often, LOL.
This recipe makes two loaves, which is great for sharing! Or, if you’re like me, wrap one up and stick it in the freezer.
I do have one question though….are you a butter fan? I grew up spreading butter on my banana bread, and have only recently found out that not everyone agrees with this strategy of eating. I think the butter enhances the flavor, and I can’t imagine eating PLAIN bread. So….butter or no butter?
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- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 4 large bananas, mashed
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and banana and combine completely. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix just until blended.
- Pour evenly into loaf pans. Bake for one hour.
- Remove from oven and cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Store in airtight container for several days, or freeze bread for later use.
If you like Banana Bread….here are a few other great breads you may enjoy:
Apple Banana Carrot Bread: topped with a thick layer of frosting, of course!
Nutella Banana Bread: the best combo, hands down!
Blueberry Banana Bread: sweet blueberries add flavor and color to this classic bread!
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