Sweet Memories Recipe: Fresh Banana Bread

The weather is chilly... fuzzy socks... blankets... movie night... and yummy homemade treats!  Here is a favorite recipe of mine... a fresh banana bread!  It can be made as a loaf or in a wider pan... regardless, served warm with a little butter and you will have a new family favorite, as well!  This recipe makes 2 loaf pans.

What you will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 mashed bananas (riper the better)

Sift flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract with a mixer, blending on med to high for 2 mins until fluffy.  Add the mashed bananas and eggs.  Once blended, add the flour/baking soda/salt mixture slowly in and blend well.

Butter and lightly flour the inside of your pan... If you are using a glass loaf pan fill 1/2 to 2/3 with batter and bake for 50-60 mins at 325 degrees.  If you have a dark metal loaf, fill the same amount and bake 40-50 at the same temp.  You can also use a wider pan (such as 9x13) and bake for 30-40,  check the center with a toothpick to make sure it is done!

Allow to cool for about 10 mins on a cooling rack in the pan, then remove and server warm with butter or let cool!