Absolute Best Banana Bread Recipe
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Absolute Best Banana Bread EVER

An updated version of my Mom's classic banana bread, with a few tweaks that make it the best banana bread I have ever baked.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Cost: $8.00

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter Room Temperature
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Yogurt (Regular, Not Greek)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Walnuts

Instructions

Getting Things Ready

  • Preheat oven to 325° F
  • Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray

Mixing the Ingredients

  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream sugar and butter together in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add each egg, one at a time, and beat well after each egg is added
  • In a second, smaller bowl, mix the mashed bananas with the milk, yogurt, and cinnamon with a whisk.
  • In a third bowl, mix together the rest of the dry ingredients including the flour, baking soda, and baking powder
  • Add the creamed sugar mixture and the banana mixture together and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until the flour is mixed into the batter (do not over-mix)

Baking Your Banana Bread

  • Pour completed mixture into prepared loaf pan
  • Sprinkle crushed walnuts on top
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour & 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack for 20 minutes before removing the brad from the pan.