- Banana Bread Recipe
Banana bread is one way to use up ripe bananas. Bakers can quickly whip up a loaf using the following steps:
Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 1 hour 10 min.
Ready In: 1 hour 20 min.
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 3 ripe bananas (1 1/3 cups)
• 1 tsp. cinnamon
• 1 tbsp. milk
• 2 cups flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional
- 1/2 cup raisins – optional
- Optional: 1/4 cup wheat germ
1. Prepare the pan and oven
Grease a loaf pan with butter and set it aside. Turn on the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix the butter, sugar and eggs
Use beaters to cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Add the bananas, cinnamon and milk and wheat germ.
Mash the bananas up in a separate bowl. Add them to the butter, sugar and egg mixture and blend well. Add the cinnamon and milk and blend the ingredients together.
4. Mix in the dried ingredients
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the mixture and blend. Bakers who want to add walnuts can stir them into the batter. Stir in banana and nuts.
5. Bake the loaf
Add the batter to the greased loaf pan. Bake the loaf for 1 hour and 10 minutes. To test the loaf, prick the middle of it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, the loaf is finished.