Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Delicious Banana Bread!

Good Morning!!

I have been wanting some banana bread for quite some time now and while ago I found a few recipes but for some reason never got around to making it. I decided last week enough screwing around I was going to see what I needed and do some baking!

I made sure I had all the stuff I needed including some super ripe bananas and Saturday afternoon while watching it snow I got my bake on! I had never tried the recipe before but I thought I would take pictures and plan to blog about it hoping it turned out good and I was honestly beyond impressed! The recipe was super easy and the bread is super delicious, I also found that the bread didn't dry out the next day or anything which is an added bonus.

You will need:

2 Cups All Purpose Flour 
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Softened Butter
3 Ripe Bananas
2 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Milk

Preheat Oven to 325

Keep in mind everyone's oven is different and if you usually have to make adjustment to temperature than definitely do that. 

When I am baking I like to get out all of the ingredients I will need ahead of time that way it is easy to grab and as I use it I put it away so the clean up at the end doesn't seem to daunting. You want to begin by adding all of your dry ingredients to a bowl.

Once all of your dry ingredients are in your bowl, put it aside and get out another bowl. I unpeeled my 3 ripe bananas and mashed them up in a smaller bowl using a fork. You can do this however you feel comfortable, they don't need to be liquefied so no equipment is necessary.  

You may not want to make more dishes than necessary but I also always crack my eggs in a separate bowl just in case. You don't want to ruin your whole mixture with a bad egg. Ha!

Make sure your dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed, and in your separate bowl you wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed, now you will combine the two. 

Try not to over mix the batter, just make sure everything is combined well and there is no flour stuck at the bottom and you should be good to go. I lightly buttered my loaf pan, I don't generally have cooking spray on hand but if you do that will work just fine as well. 

Once your loaf pan is read add your batter, it should fill the loaf pan approximately half way. I used a regular load pan found at Target. 

The recipe says to bake your bread for 60-70 minutes, I found that to be a long time but I set my timer for 60 minutes and started checking on with (through the oven window about 50 minutes in). I ended up cooking my bread for about 65 minutes. 

The bread looked soo good, and the apartment smelled absolutely AMAZING!

I let the bread cool for about a half hour before turning it over and it dropped right out of the pan, no issues at all. 

I am super happy with this bread, I will definitely be adding this recipe to my recipe book to make sure I use it again. Jason has been loving it as well, and requested I make a loaf for him to take to work, so I guess I need to get some more bananas. 

I really enjoy baking and don't know why I go so long without doing it, probably because I don't want to eat it! 

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe, let me know if you give it a try and how it turns out!! 

As always thank you for stopping by and happy baking!! 

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  1. Nicole, this looks fantastic. ! I am sure it tastes fantastic. Would go great with tea, milk or coffee.


    By the way, we are going to make your mini chicken pot pies. 😀

    1. This is a great recipe Steve if you are interested in making a banana bread! Nice and easy, I have been having a piece in the afternoon with tea!
      I'm so glad you are going to try the chicken pot pies!! Please let me know what you think and how they turn out!