Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread Recipe

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diane kuma


Started baking this years ago around Thanksgiving for my brother and the rest of the boys at the fire house. For about 15 years this recipe has been asked for and raved about time and time again.


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20 Min
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  • 2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 large
  • 2 tsp
    room temp water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Best Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter/cooking spray two 8 or 9 inch loaf pans.
  2. Sift together your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Melt butter and then mix with sugar until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add bananas, vanilla, and water and mix well. Fold in your flour mixture until all flour is moist.
  4. Divide batter evenly between both loaf pans and bake for 50-60 minutes or until tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean.

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About Best Banana Bread

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

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