I LOVE banana bread. For years I searched to find the perfect recipe. I like all kinds but wanted a recipe where the bread was super moist. And by jove, I found it. Whenever I make this for someone, they ask for the recipe. The addition of chocolate chips made my husbands Bible study group my bff's (for a few minutes).
|I know. These aren't "bad" but the kids won't eat them with brown spots! Never thought I'd post pics of brown bananas on the blog!|
It makes TWO loaves. Here you go. Top secret.
Tina's Secret Banana Bread Recipe
adapted from Extreme Banana Nut Bread found at allrecipes.com
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups mashed overripe bananas (I usually have around 5 bananas)
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Chocolate Chips (I always and a cup or two!)
- Optional: 1 Cup chopped Walnuts (Joe doesn't like them, I do. I just add them to one loaf)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
- Mix the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, blend together the butter or margarine and sugar until smooth. Blend in the bananas, eggs, and chocolate chips/walnuts until well blended. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
- Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture. Ideally, refrigerate the loaves for 2 hours or more before serving.
- The bread gets really dark brown in the oven. The first time I made it I thought I was burning it because I was used to a lighter "crust".
- If you have bananas going bad and don't have time to make banana bread, just peel those bananas and stick them in a freezer bag in the freezer. When you're ready to make your bread, defrost the bananas and use em'. There will be a lot of "juice" in the bag from the sugars in the bananas. I found that my banana bread turns out even better using these.
- This bread tastes best refrigerated.
- Nutella on top of banana bread is tdf (to die for).
- If you don't need two loaves of bread, freeze one. They defrost well and still taste great.
Have a wonderful day today.