#58 Banana Bread

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Ingredients
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

 

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Directions
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.

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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.

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Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

 

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Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

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Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

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This turned out really good. I love banana bread but have only ever made it out of a box. This isn’t really any more complicated. I can tell there are real bananas in this compared to the boxed ones. It’s nice and moist and the cinnamon is a great addition. I’m loving this. No more boxes for me!

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