Banana Bread III

Are you like me and save all the overripe bananas in your freezer until you are ready to make something with them? We usually have 5-6 bananas in our freezer at any time waiting to be made into bread, pancakes, waffles, cookies, or cake. Sometimes I forget about them so I HIGHLY suggest you make a plan at least once every other month or so to use up all that are in your freezer. This is a perfect way to use those bananas. Let them thaw to room temperature before adding to any recipe.

Verdict: We love banana bread and having a loaf or two on hand makes for some delicious desserts or quick breakfasts. We are divided on whether it is best on its own, with a schmear of butter or cream cheese. I am in for warm with butter or cream cheese. I want a full banana flavor and not just a hint of banana. This fits the bill.

Banana Bread III

  • Servings: 6-8 large
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. 
  2. Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  3. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  4. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears. 
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing. 
  6. Spread slices with butter or cream cheese if desired.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious – I personally like to add a bit of spice to my banana bread and do that by adding crystalized ginger. Have you ever tried it this way?

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  2. Freezer tip peel and chop ripe bananas before freezing and you want have to deal with squishy black peels

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  3. Ah! To watch the butter melt!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My favorite!

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  4. syl65 says:

    I am a fan of banana bread, just had some a couple of weeks ago.

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  5. My mom used to add chocolate chips. We felt spoiled. 😜🍃

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  6. Erika says:

    I am not a banana fan but I do like banana bread. It looks very juicy, yum!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I like real bananas but not banana flavored things. I am weird like that.

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      1. Erika says:

        I think this is a healthy attitude. Either authentic or better hands off. I can relate to that very well!

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