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banana bread recipe

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Ted McWhorter
Kansas City, MO

I'm well known for my Banana Bread Recipe. I was traveling as a nurse and could not find it among my things. I found this recipe, which was similar to mine. It is a recipe from Mrs Hockmeyer. Mrs Hockmeyer passed away years ago, but her simple but perfect Banana Bread Recipe lives on for us to enjoy. I adapted it to what is now considered by my co-workers and friends as the Best Darn Banana Bread Recipe. I'm always being asked for it.

(3 ratings)

Ingredients For banana bread recipe

  • 3 or 4
    ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 c
    melted butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1
    egg, beatened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, generous
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    nuts, chopped if desire
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground clove

How To Make banana bread recipe

  • 1
    No Need for a mixer for this recipe, however, I find it easier to use a Kitchen Aid.
  • 2
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 3
    With a wooden spoon, mix butter*, into the mashed bananas** in a large mixing bowl.
  • 4
    Mix in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • 5
    Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  • 6
    Add the flour last and mix.
  • 7
    Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch*** loaf pan.
  • 8
    Mix Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves together and sprinkle over top of loaves. (Can use just Pumpkin Spice)
  • 9
    Bake for one hour.
  • 10
    Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
  • 11
    * I melt butter in the microwave for convience. ** I use four bananas. It makes bread moist. *** I use the mini-loaf pans instead, cook for 30-40 minutes.

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