What do you do with ripe bananas? You make a heavenly delicious and moist banana bread recipe, that’s what you do! Nothing hits the spot more than a warm slice of banana bread in the morning with your cup of coffee and melted butter on top! Dang, I’m hungry talking about this!
As a kid I always enjoyed when my mother would make a fresh banana bread, the house would fill up with the delicious smell of it and it was always such a treat to have!
I’ve perfected a family tradition to share with you! The beauty of making banana bread is you don’t need to have a lot to make it. I’ve recommended some tools and ingredients of brands I use but feel free to use what you like best! To make this recipe gluten free, substitute the flour with gluten free flour!
Ok, it’s time to make it! This recipe is so easy and simple to make. I’ve included some of my favorite must have baking accessories for the kitchen, for this recipe and when I’m baking. Having the necessary tools when baking makes it more enjoyable too!
3-4 ripe bananas
1 8 oz. stick of butter softened
1 cup of sugar
1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
½ cup of milk or cream
1 teaspoon of baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
First things first, let’s Preheat the oven to 350.
In a bowl, mix butter with sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one by one, mix. Add flour, baking powder, salt and slowly the milk until all is mixed well. Add the smashed bananas and mix.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, make sure to rub butter all around the pan prior to the batter. Place in oven for 35 minutes until lightly golden brown on top, insert toothpick into the center to check if it’s ready. Don’t over cook it as this will make it dry, we want it to be moist! Remove from oven and let it cool down at room temperature, add butter and enjoy! Yum!
If your banana bread doesn’t get devourd in one sitting, I like to store my bread in a cake dome. This insures freshness, and the moisture to lock for days. Also, take your slice and warm it up in the microwave for 25 seconds…it tastes so good!