Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

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Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

Kimberly S

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@mathmomma

Banana bread was one of the few things my mother made from scratch, and I loved hers. Sadly, I lost her recipe, so my daughter and I went in search of a new one, one grandmother-worthy. I wish I could remember in which cookbook we found this one. All I know is that this has become our family standard, worthy of its name.


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Ingredients

BREAD BATTER

1 c
butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
4
very ripe bananas
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
salt
2/3 c
buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 c
flour

TOPPING

1 c
chopped pecans (note: i toast mine.)
3/4 c
dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
2
In a medium-size bowl, mash bananas.
Beat eggs; add to bananas along with vanilla and buttermilk.
Mix well, then add to mixture in the large mixing bowl.
3
In a third bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
(Confession: I never sift them, and I don't dirty a third bowl.)
Add to banana mixture; mix well.
4
Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or 4 - 5 mini loaf pans.
Distribute batter evenly amongst them.
5
Bake at 350 degrees F until bread pulls away from the sides: 45 - 50 minutes for a large loaf; 30 minutes for a mini loaf. DON'T OVERCOOK!
6
About 10 minutes before the bread is done, begin making the topping. In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt 6 Tbs. butter. Stir in the brown sugar and milk. Cook until very syrupy. Stir frequently, if not constantly.
7
Remove syrup from heat. Stir in nuts. Pour over warm cooked bread, spreading topping to all corners. Broil until brown and bubbly, about 1 minute.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #banana, #pecans