Warm banana bread with butter and milk

Banana Bread

Warm banana bread with a cold glass of milk.
It doesn’t get better than banana bread!

Let’s talk banana bread for a moment! Kudos to the person who decided to throw some almost rotten fruit into some flour and bake it up to see what would happen. Did it start as a joke?

I did some research…

According to an in-depth search of Wikipedia, where I do all my fact-checking and why you probably shouldn’t ever believe what I say, banana bread was born from the Great Depression when homemakers didn’t want to, or couldn’t, waste a single crumb. Thou shalt not waste rotting fruit!

I’m the kinda girl who believes there is always a silver lining. When you think you can’t take it anymore, the world throws you something amazing! The proof is in the pudding banana bread. Life would be incredibly mundane without all the highs and lows. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!

I sure hope you were buckled up for 2020. It came in like the Drop of Doom! It started with Justin Beiber’s Yummy, and it just hasn’t stopped! You’ve seen the video! We should have known right then and there to hit the reset button, or maybe fast forward to 2021. But, we.. just.. kept.. rolling.

I’m not going to list everything that has happened this year because uplifting blogs make more money. However, I can tell you that I cannot wait to go to Wikipedia and read about the 2020 silver lining. It better be epic because it has been a year smothered in chocolate emoji!

It’s Justin Trudeau’s favourite!

Speaking of chocolate, you could turn this banana bread into chocolate chip banana bread by replacing the nuts with 3/4 of a cup of chocolate. Nuts and chocolate chips? Oh yeah, now we’re talking!

Let’s get baking! I know you’re going to love this recipe as much as Justin Trudeau. It’s just so moist!

Banana Bread

Course: Breakfast, Snacks, Dessert
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes

This easy to make banana bread is moist, delicious, and packed full of flavor. Great for breakfast, dessert, or afternoon tea!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Mix egg, white sugar, brown sugar, and oil in a large bowl until well blended.
  • Add milk, vanilla, and bananas. Stir to combine.
  • Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir. The mixture should be thick and still slightly dry in spots. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the mixture into a parchment lined, or buttered loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • You should make 2 because 1 is never enough!
  • This recipe freezes very well. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Remove from the freezer the night before using it.
 

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