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gram's best banana bread

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lyn Starr
Bakersfield, CA

This recipe is written on a pink piece of cardstock and sooo faded I can barely read it! Also well used. This recipe was handed down by my Grams (Grandma Berry) who was from the Netherlands and Dairy Farmers. She's the one who told us all to use the BEST ingredients. The recipe only has only a list of ingredients and baking time and temp!! I will include directions for you. :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a sweet, moist, and delicious banana bread filled with banana flavor. It has simple ingredients and simple directions, a real old-school recipe. We're sure you have a similar style recipe that's handed through generations that you cherish. This banana bread is a great recipe with a sweet story. Make it in your own kitchen and enjoy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For gram's best banana bread

  • 1 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 3
    bananas, ripen (rotten, kids call them!)
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    milk, sour (add 1 tsp cider vinegar)
  • 2

How To Make gram's best banana bread

Test Kitchen Tips
Check the doneness of your bread with a toothpick at 55 minutes. Depending on your oven, it could be done a few minutes earlier than an hour.
  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Flour and baking soda added to a bowl.
    Mix flour and soda in a bowl; set aside.
  • Brown sugar and butter added to a mixing bowl.
    Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Slowly adding bananas to the creamed butter and sugar.
    Add bananas, one at a time, and beat again.
  • Vinegar and milk added to a measuring cup.
    Mix milk and vinegar in glass measuring cup.
  • Adding eggs to the milk mixture.
    Add eggs and beat with a fork.
  • Eggs added to the banana mixture.
    Add to bananas; stir.
  • Adding flour to the banana mixture.
    Add flour mixture; stir.
  • Grease and flour a loaf pan.
    Grease and lightly flour large (5x9") loaf pan.
  • Pouring batter into the loaf pan.
    Pour batter into pan and bake.
  • Banana bread freshly baked from the oven.
    Bake 1 hour.
  • Banana bread cooling on a wire rack.
    Enjoy! XOXO