Hello friends! I hope you are having a great night. I have had another busy day around here so it's another evening blog post. :) At least I am getting it up and sharing it right!? Anyway, I am sharing a new easy and delicious Banana Bread Recipe that is sure to be a hit in any home. The nuts are optional of course and even the kids seem to love this bread. I share everything with you in the video and the full recipe is below. Hope you enjoy!
Here's the Recipe:
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1 pinch of nutmeg and/or cinnamon and nutmeg
5 large, very ripe peeled bananas
1. Preheat your oven to 350˚ F. Rub a bit of olive oil around the bottom and sides of your 9 x 5 inch baking pan, and than dust with a bit of flour (or you can just use cooking spray if you're unsure). Set the pan aside.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine together your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, spices, and salt; whisk together and set aside.
3. Add your bananas to a larger mixing bowl and microwave on high for about 5 minutes. Carefully pour out a bit of the separated liquid if you have any before adding in your stick of butter, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir the ingredients till the butter is melted. Then add in your dry ingredients and 2/3 of your chopped nuts ( optional ), and mixing gently till combined.
4. Pour the batter into a bread pan, sprinkle the granulated sugar evenly over the loaf, and add walnuts around the loaf and bake for 65-75 minutes. Once a toothpick comes out clean, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. Then invert the loaf, slice, serve and enjoy! :)
This is such an easy recipe to make. It is delicious and healthy and always a hit on our home. You could totally leave out the nuts, add rasins or anything else you would like. I love serving it warm butter and wrapping up leftovers for the next morning. Thanks for stopping by. xx