Friday, May 27, 2011


Banana bread... my opinion is you either love it or hate it... I happen to love it. I have a tried and true recipe that I make... however... my recipe calls for shortening and after I had mashed the bananas realized I had none on hand. So...being resourceful I GOOGLED banana bread and found this recipe from the FOOD NETWORK. This recipe produced the best dang banana bread I have ever tasted...I confess I have made it twice this week...


1 cup white sugar

1 stick butter room temperature

2 large eggs

3 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips-optional*

preheat oven 325

Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl till light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg. In another bowl mash banana and add milk and cinnamon.

Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, add to the egg and sugar mixture till four disappears. Next add banana mixture and beat lightly then if you so desire the mini morsels.

Bake in a well greased and floured bread pan. I have used 1 large loaf pan and have also used 3 small loaf pans as I enjoying sharing with friends and family. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
*I use McCormick Cinnamon Spice grinder and Toll House chocolate mini morsels

My banana bread was done after 1 hour...I would suggest testing it at 1 hour and if you need the ten minutes go from there.

I devoured my slice warm with a tall glass of cold milk...YUMMY!!!!!

So.... if you have old bananas on hand give this recipe a won't be sorry!