Thursday, February 27, 2014

Banana Bread



"Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe"
from Gold Medal Flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Directions:

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8X4 inch) loaf pans.
2
In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas (increase recipe by one banana), buttermilk and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
3
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and nuts (if using) just until moistened. Pour batter into pans.
4
Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour before slicing.


Over the weekend I baked a loaf of banana bread, one of Adam's favorites. Over the years I have tried several different recipes, but have to agree that this is the "best".

10 comments:

  1. It sounds so simple... the simplest recipes are usually the most delicious :) The loaf looks delectable, I am sure it must taste good also. m.

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  2. Oh...this looks wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing. And I may sneak a handful of chocolate chips in there too. : )
    Have a cozy weekend!

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  3. Mmm... yum! I love banana bread, but without the nuts. Nuts don't seem to agree with me so I often leave them out. Thanks for sharing and will certainly have to try sometime.

    Happy weekend, dear Sarah! Hugs to you!

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  4. Dear Sarah ... such a pretty loaf of banana bread! Our little home smells so good ... having just taken a banana cake out of the oven. Oh, how comfort foods just seem to warm our hearts on very cold days! March Blessings ♥ Teri

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  5. I love any kind of sweet bread and I don't think I have ever tried this one. I just love the smell of the bread when you pull it out of the oven. Isn't it just so inviting?! Yum-Yum.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, Sarah!

    Blessings and Grace,
    Amy

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  6. Hello Dear Sarah, I made some banana bread yesterday! It is half gone tonight! It tasted so good with a glass of ice cold milk! I am not sure what I added because I just made it from memory,. I know, I guess that's what happens when you have made it as many times as I have. The walnuts I added were so good.The only thing is, it only makes one loaf, and it is so dense it takes such a long time to bake.
    Blessings to you! May Spring come quickly... Roxy

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  7. Perfect timing as I have 4 rather over-riped bananas that need to be used - I might give this a go:))

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    1. PS I made this today and was thrilled at how well the bread turned out. I used coconut sugar instead of standard sugar and greek yoghurt instead of buttermilk (as I didn't have any) and it was delicious. Even my daughter-in-law loved it and asked for the recipe. So moist. Plan to make it again for sure:))

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  8. That looks absolutely delicious!

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  9. I use the same recipe for Banana Bread! And it really is very good!

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