Here’s a great recipe that I got from my mom. She is a great cook, who also like me, changes the recipe more time than not. She will often make something amazing and not know what it is that made it good because she changed the recipe…again. However, she has been making this banana nut bread since I was a little girl. It’s always good. It’s my favorite things she makes, and it always seems better when my mom makes it. Although, it’s still good when I make too! It’s really yummy toasted with butter or cream cheese on it.
Start with some really ripe bananas – at least 3-4. I used 5.
Then measure 2 cups of flour.
Add 1 tsp of salt.
Then add 1 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Stir the dry ingredients.
In a mixer, combine 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) and 1/2 cup of sugar. You can add 3/4 or 1 cup, but if you use really ripe bananas, you won’t need as much.
Start with 2 eggs.
Beat them well.
Keep mixing until the butter and sugar are smooth.
Then slowly add the eggs.
Keep mixing until thoroughly combined.
While you are mixing, combine 1/4 cup of milk and 1 tsp of vinegar. Wait 5 minutes until it gets “curdlely.” I just made up a word.
When milk is curdled, stir into the mashed bananas.
Then add some of the bananas.
Add the rest of the flour slowly.
Finish with the rest of the bananas. This is also where you would add the chopped nuts. I didn’t have any on hand. Still good without them!
Pour into a large loaf pan.
It will come out looking like this.
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 3-4 or 5 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ baking soda
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp vinegar
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
- In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and stir to combine.
- In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs.
- Add the vinegar to the milk and let sit (at least 5 minutes) until it curdles.
- Add the milk to the bananas and stir.
- Add the dry and wet ingredients to the mixer alternatively until all is combined. Add the nuts.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
- Let cool and place on a cutting board to slice.
Slice it up and serve it with some steaming coffee or tea.
I can’t wait for you to try this!