This is my banana bread recipe that I go to anytime I make banana bread. This is easy to put together, and the nuts are optional. My recommendation for this banana bread is to use King Arthur Flour because it produces a better bread.
I grew up on this banana bread, I think I could almost make this banana bread without even looking at the recipe. For variety you can add a few nuts, some poppy seeds, or even an extra banana if you happen to have an extra on hand.
Homemade banana bread is a favorite treat for breakfast. Enjoy it toasted for extra flavor.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 to 3 medium bananas)
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed banana; softened butter, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till blended, then on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining flour, beat till blended. Stir in nuts.
Pour batter into a greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.Print Recipe