Banana bread has been becoming more and more popular this year and for good reason. It’s a super simple thing to make and makes such a great snack for the morning. This recipe is so moist and spongy it’s as if it could have been bought from any professional bakery! As for me, it’s usually my go-to treat for when I have visitors from out of town simply because this recipe is so dang good, everyone scarfs it down within the first day!
What’s also great about banana bread is you can really add whatever you want to it. My mom personally loves to add chocolate chips to it but something that is also very popular is to add walnuts. This recipe below doesn’t have any add in’s to it which means your taste buds can really guide you to whatever you feel is necessary. I personally think this recipe is so great on it’s own that it doesn’t really need much of anything else!
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray 9 inch loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside
- Add flour, salt and baking soda to a small bowl, mix and set aside
- In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, sugar and oil. Stirl until well combined
- Add the dry ingredients in with the wet and stir well. The mixture will look very thick and dry which is good.
- Off to the side, mash the bananas very well and then add into the mixture along with the milk and vanilla. Stir together very well
- OPTIONAL: This is where you can add in anything you want. Whether it be chocolate chips or walnuts. I’ll be keeping mine plain but let your personal taste buds guide the way here!
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when checking. I suggest start checking at 1 hour but if it needs more time, like my oven requires, then definitely do so. (I usually need to go for the full 75 minutes)
After the banana bread is taken out of the oven, I suggest letting it cool for at least a few hours. I enjoy my banana bread the most after it’s been sitting for at least over night. To keep my banana bread soft, I VERY lightly cover it with foil to trap in some of the heat after it’s been taken out of the oven.
And that’s it!