Best Banana Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Best Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x5" loaf pans.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat eggs slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture with the bananas. Mix in sifted ingredients until just combined. Stir in milk and vanilla.
  4. Spread batter into prepared loaf pans, and bake for 75 minutes.

Tips:

  • Tip from a reader: use Smart Balance 67% version instead of butter and use 1% milk.
  • Nut lovers can add 1 cup of chopped walnuts when adding the milk.

5 Responses to “Best Banana Bread”

  1. postedFeb 3, 2010 3:21 PM

    This is fantastic banana bread! I made it today and it’s just beautiful too. I blogged about it and linked back to you. :) http://typical-ramblings-recipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/classic-banana-bread.html

  2. postedOct 7, 2014 5:56 AM
    Liza

    Love this site ,cannot wait to make this bread!! More comments soon.

  3. postedNov 1, 2014 3:19 PM
    Blinker

    This is he best I have ever made! Very easy.

  4. postedSep 12, 2015 11:04 AM
    Megan Brantley

    Aunt Lori- Made this recipe using the mini loaf pans @350 degrees for 25 min… came out perfectly. YUMMM

    • September 14th, 2015 @ 5:08 AM

      You are the best. Thank you for sharing your success with my readers :)

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