Classic Banana Bread Recipe
Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. Moist, easy to make, and freezer friendly!
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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.
How to Make Banana Bread
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch loaf pans. Very important!
Step 2: Beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and banana and combine completely. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 3: Pour into prepared baking pans and bake for one hour.
Step 4: Remove from oven and cool in pans for ten minutes. Remove and cool completely.
TIP: Banana Bread is best when eaten cooled…or the NEXT DAY!
How to store Banana Bread
This recipe makes two loaves, which is great for my big family. But if two loaves of bread is too much to enjoy within a few days, freeze it!
Wrap the bread in foil and slide into a ziploc freezer bag. You can store for several months.
Thaw overnight and enjoy.
How to serve Banana Bread
I 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?
Can I make Banana Bread muffins?
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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!
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 266mg Carbohydrates: 58g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g Protein: 5g
recipe originally published May 12, 2016
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