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banana bread-best recipe ever!

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Susan Din
Houston, TX

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)

(4 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana bread-best recipe ever!

  • 2 c
    ripe bananas mashed (3-5)
  • 1 stick
    softened butter
  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans toasted

How To Make banana bread-best recipe ever!

  • 1
    Preheat 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.
  • 2
    Measure flour, salt and soda into a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • 3
    Using 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.
  • 4
    Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir just until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in pecans if using.
  • 5
    Pour 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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