My Favourite Banana Bread

Public service announcement. Use 6 bananas when you make your banana bread. It may seem like a lot, but like.. trust. 

Everyone has a recipe for banana bread. And I’m sure everyone thinks theres is the best. I’m not saying this is the best ever- because I have not tried every recipe (it’s a work in progress)- but I can tell you that this recipe is awesome. 

One of my co-workers has been bringing this banana bread in for work events and birthdays and potlucks for ages. And every time, it’s demolished almost instantly. Usually I try to swipe an extra piece, because hey it’s just that good. 

I FINALLY managed to get her to send me her recipe, and to my delight, it was just as delicious when I made it at home. The surprising fact is, that there is no added liquid other than the eggs, butter, and bananas. There’s just a LOT of bananas. Like 6. 

So DISCLAIMER: I have modified this recipe a bit for this post, so it is not quite the original – but I will include the original in case you want to try that one in all it’s glory (see the notes section). My version has a bit more fibre (from added flax seeds), and a bit less sugar and butter but ALL of the flavour.

I didn’t add chocolate chips or nuts but add some in if that’s your preference!  πŸ™‚

Enjoy!

<3 Mara

Favourite Banana Bread

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 40 to 50 min

Ingredients

  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 1/3 cup mashed bananas (about 6)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x4 inch loaf pan with butter.

2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, flax, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3

In another bowl, mix together the mashed banana, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.

4

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until just combined.

5

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

6

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Notes

Original Recipe (No Modifications):
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 1/3 cup mashed bananas (about 6)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

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