What do you do when you have left over bananas? Make Banana Bread!
But really, weekends are perfect for delicous, baked breads. They may take an hour to cook but that’s nothing when you’re curled up on your couch catching up on shows and sipping your coffee. As I mentioned in my last post, banana bread was always a big deal in my house. So when I had three perfectly ripe bananas and an old recipe written on a flashcard, I knew that today was the day.
I originally planned on releasing another recipe today (that will now be up on Tuesday) but this banana bread was so good I had to give it to you all so you could make it this weekend!
I love the batter of banana bread the most. It is so fluffy and sweet! But this time, the bread turned out so moist, like you don’t even need to spread butter on it moist (even though I still did) that it actually topped the batter! When I opened up my recipe box and found this one lying in there I saw how simple it was and knew it would be perfect.
This is so easy to make, maybe taking 10 minutes to throw together. While the baking is an hour, it is completely worth it!
Enough chatting now. I’m going back in for seconds so let’s get to the recipe.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup of butter ( 1 stick)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed using a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add in the mashed bananas and mix until halfway combined. Throw in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until combined. The dough should be somewhat thick, like a thick pudding.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
- When done, poke a knife in the center to ensure it cooked through. Let cool for 10-15 before cutting.