Banana Bread-Best recipe ever!

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Susan Din

By
@spatdi

Makes a LARGE loaf!
This is not your run of the mill banana bread! It is rich with caramel undertones and simply divine. Even better, dress it up with a sweetened cream cheese spread! (4 0z cream cheese 1 TBSP sugar 1 tsp vanilla)

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
ripe bananas mashed (3-5)
1 stick
softened butter
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 c
white sugar
1/2 c
dark brown sugar packed
2 Tbsp
molasses
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
chopped pecans toasted

How to Make Banana Bread-Best recipe ever!

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 325, ensuring rack is in the middle of the oven.
    Prepare a large loaf pan by greasing with butter or non stick spray.
  • 2Measure flour, salt and soda into a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • 3Using a whisk, cream the butter in a large bowl.
    Add in the sugars, whisking until incorporated. Whisking, add in eggs, vanilla, molasses and buttermilk.
    Stir in mashed banana.
  • 4Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
    Stir just until thoroughly incorporated.
    Stir in pecans if using.
  • 5Pour into greased loaf pan.
    Bake in center of oven for 90 minutes.
    Test doneness with a toothpick inserted into center of loaf. If it remains dry, with some crumbs it is done.
    Let cool 20 minutes on a rack. Run a knife along sides and turn out onto cooling rack to cool to room temperature.

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About Banana Bread-Best recipe ever!

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American