Easy Banana Bread Recipe: It’s the secret ingredient that makes this banana bread so moist and so delicious. It’s easy, quick, and an addictive recipe you’ll make over and over.
As I was walking towards my trash can with 3 really ripe bananas the other day, I stopped in my tracks and realized that I could put those nasty looking things to some good use!
Ok, so I knew I wanted to find an easy banana bread recipe because my toddler was sitting at the table coloring (which only lasts minutes), and my newborn was due to eat in like 30 minutes.
I began scouring the internet for an “Easy Banana Bread Recipe,” and found a few on Pinterest, and combined them to make it more to my liking! And WOAH, did it ever turn out delicious!
Easy Banana Bread Recipe:
I knew I had the CUTEST little mini loaf baking pan that I wanted to use, so I had to adjust the baking time a little, rather than what the original recipe called for. (I wasn’t sure how long to bake them, so I just started checking the middle after about 20 minutes of baking, and removed them when a toothpick inserted into the middle came out clean. Keep in mind, all mini loaf pans and paper pans, are not the same size, so time will differ for you too!)
I truly believe there’s an ingredient in this banana bread recipe that makes it so good, and moist. Buttermilk. Yes, really! (Don’t have buttermilk on hand, DON’T worry. Just use a bit of lemon juice and regular milk to substitute. More details below.)
Putting the mini loaves of banana bread on this cake stand doesn’t hurt either. They look so stinking cute piled high on it, don’t you think? You can buy this cake stand here: Scalloped Cake Stand
Easy Banana Bread Recipe
Easy Banana Bread Recipe: It's the secret ingredient that makes this banana bread so moist and so delicious. It's easy, quick, and an addictive recipe you'll make over and over.
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or you can combine 1/2 cup milk with 2 teaspoons lemon juice & set aside to curdle
- 3/4 cup butter softened (1-1/2 sticks)
- 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 cup very ripe bananas mashed, which is about 3 large bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- chocolate chips
- nuts walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar.
Add in the mashed bananas and eggs. Mix together until well combined.
- In a separate bowl. mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately to the wet mixture, and mix with a hand mixer on low or by hand until combined.
If you're adding chocolate chips/nuts, add to mixture and hand stir to combine
Pour into greased loaf pan or 2 mini loaf pans
If baking in a regular loaf pan, bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes. (Some have stated their ovens do better at baking for 50-55 minutes.)
If baking in mini loaf pans, bake at 325 and begin checking after 20 minutes with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. (Because each mini loaf size is different like mentioned above.)
If you’re feeling ambitious, throw in some chocolate chips or pecans, just before baking for an added “yumm-o” factor! 😉
My boys DEVOURED this banana bread recipe. It didn’t last one day in our house…. Oooops!
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