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Mom's Banana Bread
I love having banana bread for breakfast, especially if it just came out of the oven. It tastes great and makes your house smell fantastic all day long. I really like that my kids get excited when I make it for them. With a cup of juice or milk, banana bread is a great start to their day.
This recipe is really easy to make. We always have an overabundance of bananas at our house so I sometimes double the recipe and make four loaves. It is great for those overripe bananas that no one wants to eat.
There are some alternative add-ons to this recipe. I usually leave the salt out but it can be added just the same. My mom likes to add crushed walnuts to hers but my family prefers it without nuts. I think almonds would also taste good if you are a nut lover. It is perfect with just a little butter or margarine on top.
I store mine in the fridge because I also enjoy it cold and it keeps better.
I hope you find this recipe as simple and as tasty as I do. Enjoy.
Bake at 350 degrees
- 4 Ripe Bananas
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter, Softened
- 1 1/3 cups Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda, dissolved in 1tbsp. hot water
- 2 1/3 cups Flour
- (Optional) 1/4 tsp. Salt
- Place bananas in bowl and smash. I use a potato smasher.
- Soften butter in microwave for 30 seconds and add.
- Add 3 eggs.
- Add sugar and flour.
- You may add the salt but I usually leave this one out.
- Mix 1 tsp. baking soda with 1 tbsp. of hot water and pour into bowl.
- Mix well. I mix by hand but you can also use a mixer.
- When batter is thoroughly mixed, place into two lightly sprayed loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min.
- After 45 min. poke bread with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean. If it does remove bread from oven. If not, bake a few more minutes.
- When done, remove from pans and cool on a paper towel or wax paper.
- Enjoy hot or wait and enjoy cold.