Click for Cookbook LOGIN
"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Ultimate Banana Bread, by , is from Our Family Recipes Made From Love and Memories Around the Kitchen Table, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deanne

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
5 large very ripe bananas, peeled
8 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 large eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
2 tsp. sugar

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together; set aside. Place 5 peeled bananas in a microwave safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap and cut several steam vents in plastic with paring knife. Microwave until bananas are soft and have released liquid, about 4 minutes. Transfer bananas to a fine-mesh strainer and placed over a medium bowl. Allow to drain, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes (you should have 1/2 to 3/4 cup liquid.) Transfer liquid to a medium saucepan and cook over medium high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir reduced liquid into bananas. Mash with a potato masher until fairly smooth. Add in butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla; beat well with a whisk. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in walnuts (optional). Pour batter into a greased and floured bread loaf pan and sprinkle sugar evenly over the top. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 55 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 15 minutes, then remove loaf from pan and continue to cool on wire rack.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe came from the America's Test Kitchen. I found it online one day when I was looking for a good banana bread recipe for a bake sale. It was a bit complicated and I was a bit skeptical, but it really was worth all the work. The banana bread was so flavorful and it has been a favorite of mine ever since!

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

47W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!