What do you do with your left over bananas from the holidays? Well, you make the Best ever Banana bread of course! This bread is super sweet and moist. It is great right out ofthe oven with a little pad of butter. I am butter crazy and I literally put it on everything, so I couldn’t wait until this was done! My little monkeys were excited when this was done and each gobbled up some as well!
Another gobbler up of mine is the lonely pie I have in its category. Please try my banana cream pie. It deserves a category all of its own. No really guys, I do know how to make other pies and I promise in the new year I will have more!
Christmas is over, thank GOD!
So is anyone else glad the the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over? Time to get back to a normal schedule? I have been there for the last week. I even took my Christmas stuff down already. I am ready to roll into the new year, bring on 2020!
So when I woke up this morning, I was so ready to make banana bread. It is such an easy recipe but so good. I was solo on making this one alone because my kids were occupied by the 300,000 toys that Santa brought.
Making this on my own brought me back into nostalgia land. My grandma always use to have this at her house when we would go over there. I remember the stick of butter that was covered and so soft because she never put it in the fridge. Probably not the most sanitary thing in the world, but hey I am still alive. There was just something about spreading it on warm banana bread. All the feels right now! But anyone that tries this recipe will not be disappointed!
We celebrate her today!
Another birthday in December you ask? Why, yes we are that lucky to celebrate two kids with December birthdays! My little mini me baker is 4 years old today! We had an adventurous day in downtown Chicago yesterday. It was 65 degrees and we got our first American Girl doll!
We also had to go to Unicorn world. I don’t know who was more excited me our her! As you can see she is pretty stoked about her necklace! And for all you moms out there with little girls, this store is a must!
I was hoping to hit the 4 story Starbucks, but the line was literally 4 miles long. I didn’t need my refresher drink that badly!
But as for sweet hearts go, this kid is the top of the list. Now I am going to get all heartfelt now, but she is an amazing, funny, stubborn (like her mama) and so smart. My life is just better with her in it! I love you baby girl to the moon and back!
Back to the best ever Banana Bread and how to make it
I love a simple recipe, especially after all the christmas baking that I did. It just grounds you. The best part is no electric mixer and less clean up.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease your bread pan with butter or crisco. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, you whisk together your sifted flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside. I also set aside the mashed up bananas.
In a medium sized bowl, you combine the eggs, mashed nanners, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and buttermilk (see notes at bottom of recipe). You then fold in the dry ingredients. Once combined pour into your greased bread pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool down. Serve and enjoy!
Best Ever Banana Bread
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 9x3x5 bread pan
- Large spoon for folding batter
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 4 ripe bananas
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup buttermilk, plus 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
- Preheat oven o 350°. Grease the bread pan with crisco and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sifted flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking soda and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, mashed up bananas, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture and stir with spoon until well combined. At this point you fold in nuts if you are using in recipe.
- Pour into the greased bread pan and bake for ab hour and 20 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!
- I did not use any nuts in my recipe as my kids are too picky with that kind of stuff, but from past recipes I have tried, I feel like walnuts are the best choice
- I did not have buttermilk on hand, but I made my own by combining one cup of 2% milk with 1 tbsp of white vinegar, you can also use 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Fun fact of the day!
A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
I love learning things everyday. Now my next trip to the zoo will be different when we see the polar bear!
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