This Easy Banana Bread is made with bananas and spices to make wonderful bakery-style bread. Topped with brown sugar, it is sure to be a hit with your family.
This is one of our favorites to make year-round. Perfect for a morning snack or even as a dessert. Be sure to check out my time-saving tips after the recipe.
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Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty sweet bread to put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one, because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal. I also love the way all the flavors come together in a wonderful snack.
Ingredients for this Recipe
Flour – I use all-purpose flour which is why I add salt and baking powder for the recipe. If you have Self-rising flour on hand you can eliminate the salt and baking powder.It really is so simple and if you use self-rising flour, this becomes a 3 ingredient biscuit recipe.
Milk – I use low-fat (2%) milk because that is what we usually have on hand. Whole milk skinned milk and canned milk also work well.
Bananas – This is the secret ingredient that brings this recipe all together.
Nuts – Of course, this is optional, but I feel that nuts really add to the bread. I used Pecans as they are my favorite for baking. Walnuts, Macadamia nuts, or almonds will also work in this recipe.
I make banana bread all year round, but this time of year I find myself making them more often. There is just something comforting about an old-school sweet bread that brings some comfort to the table.
Variations on this recipe.
As I mentioned above, you can use a variety of nuts for this recipe and it will come out great. Or, if you do not want to include nuts, you will have a loaf of wonderful banana bread without nuts.
You can also make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by adding 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.
TASTY TIP – Sprinkle the batter with brown sugar before baking for a light, sugary crust.
For more great recipes ideas
- Drop Biscuits – No yeast or eggs needed for this wonderful buttermilk-tasting biscuit recipe.
- Best Ever Beer Bread – The easiest bread recipe ever!
- Ultimate Garlic Bread – Cheesy goodness in a simple recipe that goes well with so many casserole and pasta dishes.
- Easy Golden Corn Bread -this easy Cornbread Recipe from Cornmeal is so easy to make and is delicious! It takes the same time as a mix and tastes so good
- Classic Zucchini Bread – Made with fresh zucchini for a wonderful way to celebrate the season.
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Easy Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
- butter, shortening or oil for greasing pan
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease a loaf pan with butter, shortening or oil
- In a large bowl, peel and mash bananas.
- Add to bowl, eggs, butter and sour cream . Mix well.
- Add flour, sugar, salt, melted butter, baking soda, baking powder and nuts and blend.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired.
- Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Chop the pecans ahead of time and keep them in the freezer until ready to use. This is a great tip for using nuts in other recipes.
- You can use mini loaf pans for this recipe. They will bake a little quicker and they are great to freeze or pass on to friends and neighbors.
- This can also be used to make muffins, just bake for around 20 -25 minutes.
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