Friday, September 23, 2011

~Best Ever Banana Bread~

I love banana bread. A simply stated fact in my world.  I love it almost as much as I do banana cake, which is absolutely to die for.  At least my recipe is anyway.

I am a sucker for a new banana bread recently and since Missy, from My Cottage Charm, stated that hers was "the best ever", well, I had to put it to the test.

You'll find the entire printable recipe at the end of this post.  But for the sake of conversation,, here are your ingredients....
     * Flour                                            * Nutmeg
     * White Sugar                                 * Butter
     * Brown Sugar                                * Egg
     * Baking Powder                            * Vanilla
     * Baking Soda                                * Milk
     * Salt                                              * Bananas
     *Cinnamon                                     * Walnuts (I didn't have any so I used
                                                                                pecans instead)

A quick explanation of the process:  Blend together the butter, white and brown sugars.  Add your egg and vanilla mixing well.  Mix in the bananas.  Note:  I very rarely measure the bananas.  Usually more than the recipe calls for, I believe, gives a moist strong banana flavor.  Pour in the milk. **I used half and half as we use skim milk for our daily use.  Besides, I think it gives a much richer flavor. :)  After the wet ingredients have been blended well, slowly add  the dry ingredients that have been sifted together.  Stir in the walnuts or pecans.  Note:  Again, I very rarely measure the nuts.  Since I love them, I just throw in however much I want.

Using a 9 x 5 loaf pan that has been greased and floured (or use Pam generously), pour in your banana mixture.  It should look like this.  Be sure to lick the bowl, the spatula and even the beaters if you are so inclined.  But you have to lick the bowl and spatula for sure.  You want to make sure it tastes good, don't you?  Heaven forbid that you find out later that it don't taste so hot.  Trust me on this one, it's really good!!

Bake at 350 degrees for at least 75 minutes.  I took mine out just a tad too soon and it was still a little gooey on the inside.  Doesn't it look delish?  Can you smell the wonderful aroma?  Oh my, I know I can't wait until it completely cools!

Okay, I couldn't wait until it completely cooled.  I burned my fingers as I tried to get it out in one piece but failed ever so slightly.  But it was worth it.  Can't you just almost taste it?  Spread on a little a lot of butter and enjoy.  And I mean ENJOY! This is one moist and heavenly banana bread.  If I'm lucky, there will be enough for breakfast!!  Thanks, Missy, for sharing your recipe.

Click here, Best Ever Banana Bread,  to print this recipe. 

Ummm good! ~


Hope said...

Boy that sure looks yummy! Give me a big hot cup of coffee and I'd be in heaven! :)

linda said...

Great recipes, I'm looking forward to trying them!


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