My recipe for banana bread is perfectly moistI and rich. It uses brown sugar and butter for an almost bananas foster caramelly flavor. I have loved Banana Bread since I was a little kid. I remember when I was about 6 to my mom surprise eating an entire loft of it all by myself. This recipe is an adaptation of the one my mom has made for the past 30 years.
This recipe is from my grandma Bohman. We've been making it now for four generations!
This banana bread is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or tea. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Best Banana Bread Recipe
makes 1 loaf
3 very ripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add bananas, butter, and brown sugar. Cream together. Add eggs, baking soda and nuts. Mix until blended. Slowly mix in flour. Do not over mix.
Fold a piece of parchment paper and place in loaf pan. Pour mixture into pan. Sprinkle top with chopped nut and white sugar. This gives a nice presentation and a lovely streusel like crunch to the top of the bread.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until toothpick test comes out clean.