Thursday, September 9, 2010

Food 112: Banana Bread

Maybe it's just me but making bread is super fun and useful. One loaf of any bread could be used for an item for any meal. Bread is a food essential, so why not spice it up (or should I say sweeten) it up a little? 

Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min (prep time 2 hr).
Makes: One Loaf


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.
Spread slices with honey or serve with ice cream.
So try this out and enjoy! If you like it and want any other cool recipes just comment. The possibilities are endless. Want a recipe for something else? Do tell and thanks for reading!


  1. i love banana bread. i must bake it soon again ♥ ♥

  2. that sounds so good right now.

  3. So nice in the morning, this time of year.