Monday, March 7, 2011

Recipe Monday

I made this last week, and plan to make another loaf today.  We aren't nut people, or chocolate chip people when it comes to banana bread, so this was the perfect sweetness for us.  If you like sweeter banana bread, add 1 T of vanilla extract and if you'd like, the nuts and chocolate. :) 

Banana bread


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


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

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.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

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.


  1. I made Banana bread today and yesterday I made chocolate chip scones. so good :)

  2. Mmm! Can I get the recipe for the scones? That sounds delicious, and of course, now I'll be craving them until I make them! :) p.s.- We should meet soon so I can give you that yarn and our little ones can play. Obviously when E is better...