I have been eating this banana bread for years. My aunt used to make it for my brother and I all the time when we were younger, so naturally this was the only banana bread that was good enough for my son to eat. I have made this banana bread numerous times throughout the quarantine because my little guy just can’t seem to get enough. I usually only get a piece between my son and my husband! I have found that the key to this banana bread is to make sure that your butter is completely softened and that you are using very overripe bananas. I have made it enough times that I haven’t followed those two tricks and it didn’t come out as good as it could have. This time, I left the butter out on the counter for a few hours before I made it. Then I creamed the butter, sugar, and bananas together before I added the rest of the ingredients! Here’s what you need:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c butter – softened
- 1 c mashed overripe bananas – usually 2-3 bananas
- 1c sugar
- 2c flour (I use King Arthur gluten free flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
QUICK RECIPE: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add butter and bananas and mix with a hand mixer. Add eggs, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Add in flour and mix until just incorporated. Add to a buttered and floured loaf pan and cook for 30-45 minutes. Check around 30 minutes to ensure you don’t overcook it! Enjoy!
This is the best all purpose gluten free flour I have found yet! It is 1-1 meaning that you can use it just a regular flour; one cup of gluten free flour equals one cup of regular all purpose flour. After I cream the sugar, bananas, and butter together, I will add the eggs, baking soda, salt, and sugar and mix. I use a hand blender to make this because I find it incorporates the ingredients better than if I just hand mix it. Finally, I add the flour and mix only until it is incorporated. If you over mix flour when baking, it will cause your baked goods to come out tough.
These are the BEST storage solution I have recently discovered for all of your baking items. The thing that I love most of all is that this set of Oxo Good Grips POP storage containers have a space underneath the lid for you to connect different accessories. In both my flours and sugar POP lids I have a 1/2 cup measuring cup (see below). I have a rice measuring cup and even a brown sugar saver in my brown sugar container! Such an innovative solution.
I recently ordered new spatulas because the other ones I had with wooden handles started to split. I have been using these for about three weeks now and I LOVE them. What I love most of all is these spatulas are all silicone, so I can just throw them in the dishwasher and not have to worry about hand-washing them!
This banana bread comes together in under 5 minutes (once you make it as much as I do) and is so moist and yummy! We eat this mostly for dessert, but we have also been known to cut a slice and heat it in the microwave or frying pan with a little butter. Delicious! Let me know if you end up making it!