Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Best Traditional Banana Bread Recipe

I had some bananas that were too ripe to eat but good for banana bread.

I found this recipe this afternoon online and made it.

The Best Traditional Banana Bread Recipe

For the purists. A traditional banana loaf recipe with a touch of spice. Feel free to toss a cup of nuts in this recipe. No chocolate for this one as the spice will compete too much.

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, soft
3 bananas (ripe)
2 eggs
1 tsp soda, dissolved in 1 Tbsp cold water
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

1. Heat oven to 350
2. Combine and mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
3. Place batter in a greased bread pan (bottom only) or in muffin tins.
4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan. Complete cooling on a wire rack

I cut the sugar back to 3/4 cup rather than a cup and it was sweet enough. I doubled the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg (by mistake) and can still barely taste it. I didn't use any vanilla (I had none). Our oven tends to be hot and it took 50 minutes to bake.

I tried a piece and it's yummy and fluffy.


Julie said...

Mmmmm...looks yummy!

Isabel said...

That looks yummy! I may try this recipe!

Tina said...

very nice. save me a piece!

TorAa said...

We will try this one, as we as well often have bananas well overdue to eat just as normal.
We have used to heat the pan with butter and brown sugar and heat then up, when heated we have poured on some Cointreaux and lit it up...
Voila flambé

CapricornWoman said...

That does look good :)

Tatiana said...

That's about how I make mine too, very simple but delicious.

Fizzgig said...

this looks supremly tasty!

I got a recipe from my trainer for sugar free banana bread. You bake the bananas and get the sugar out before using them. its really different. and it still tastes good too.

bananas said...


That sounds really good. How do you get the sugar out of the bananas if I may ask?