Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My favorite Banana Bread recipe...

So, I love banana bread and, over the years, I've tried a lot of different recipes. I always come back to this recipe, though, because it is the best one ever. I originally go this recipe from my MIL, but I've modified it quite a bit, to get it just right.

I hope you'll try it and tell me what you think:

Banana Bread with Cinnamon

2 cups ripe bananas - mashed (I use my potato masher)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar - firmly packed
3 eggs
2 Tbs vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans and set aside. In one bowl, mix bananas, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and mix. Pour into two loaf pans and bake for 40 minutes or until dark golden brown.

Notes: The recipe originally called for nuts, but I don't like nuts, so I leave them out. Since I don't remember how much I have I guess you'd put in about 1/2 cup to a 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Also, the original recipe called for canola oil instead of applesauce, so if you don't have applesauce, just put in 1/2 cup of canola oil instead.


Anonymous said...

I can not tell a lie...I could eat the entire loaf myself. I especially like the ends!

momstheword said...

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Your banana looks yummy. I love banana bread!!

sewtakeahike said...

oohh, banana bread without oil! I will have to try this!!