Banana Bread

Banana Bread

     In honor of Thanksgiving this coming week, I am posting one of the first recipes I ever made. It is for my mom’s banana bread, and it dates back to when she was taking home economics during the 1960’s. My mom’s banana bread makes an appearance at every major holiday and has been joyfully eaten by everyone, ages 1 to 101. It is moist, smooth, and sweet. Although it has a definite banana taste, it is not overwhelmingly so.
     One of my first baking memories is whipping up the eggs/oil/sugar mixture with my mom for the allotted 5 minutes, no more, no less. This year my two year old daughter had the opportunity to stir along with us. She also taste-tested the mixture before we could stop her which caused a slight mess on her shirt, as she disliked the taste. (She is fine, by the way, raw eggs and all).
adding the dry ingredients to the wet ones
Stir just until well moistened and no lumps remain.
after pouring the batter into a prepared bread pan
The bread should almost double in size as it bakes.
cooling on a wire rack
Serve at room temperature or warm with butter.
Banana Bread
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Serves: 12-16
  • 1 cup pureed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1&3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a blender, puree the bananas until very smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, and oil. Stir vigorously with a spoon for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of pureed bananas and stir to combine.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until moistened and no lumps remain. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove to wire rack to cool completely before cutting.
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  1. I have always wanted to make banana bread, this looks so good.

  2. Hey! Great Thanksgiving treat!
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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your family recipes! I can’t wait to make this one!!

  4. Good! This one is everyone’s favorite in my family. Even my three year old daughter LOVES this stuff.

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