Thursday, March 24, 2011

Banana Bread


I love breads of all kinds. I love hearty peasant breads. I love sweet dessert breads. My favorite of the dessert breads is banana bread. I love the way it smells when it's cooking. I love how it tastes warm from the oven. I love how it tastes chilled. It's good with butter on it. It's good with nothing on it. Banana bread is just good.

2 C all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 beaten eggs
1-1/2 - 2 C mashed, over-ripe bananas (about 5 medium)
1 C sugar
1/2 C melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one standard loaf pan or two medium loaf pans.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine eggs, bananas, sugar, and butter.

Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened. The batter should be lumpy.

Pour or spoon into pan or pans.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. If necessary, cover loosely with foil for last 15 minutes to prevent over-browning.

Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

One Crazy Girl's notes: We like to eat some while it's still warm. The butter melts so beautiful when it is still a bit hot. You can also add nuts before baking.


  1. Thanks for following my blog! I love food and recipe blogs (you can probably tell...I post a lot of recipes).

    I love banana bread and your recipe looks great!

  2. Hi Nancy!
    Your blog looks wonderful! I love all these pictures and recipes... mmm... I'll have to bookmark some of these. :)
    Erin, from The Sisters Cafe


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