Brooke’s mom, Bev, knows her baked goods. She grew up in the Midwest with lots of siblings and did her fair share of baking from scratch. I hope I’m not betraying any secrets by sharing her classic recipe for banana bread. I suggested adding cinnamon and vanilla extract, but they threatened to kick me out of the family.
Those of you with less to lose should feel free to adjust to your tastes.
-1 c. sugar
-1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
-3 bananas, crushed
-2 c. flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1/4 c. chopped toasted walnuts
-pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add eggs, then remaining ingredients.
4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hr. Cool in pan for 10 min., then turn out onto a wire rack.
****Variation****: I just made a loaf substituting 1/4 c. brown sugar for white, and adding 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. vanilla. Great! And I don’t think Brooke has caught on that I adulterated dear mom’s recipe yet.
Photo credit: moist-banana-bread-recipes.com