Banana Bread

Welcome to my blog! Today I’m going to share a recipe for my favorite quick bread: Banana Bread. This recipe is a favorite of my daughter Emily and she loves helping me make it.

Whenever I make this bread, I’m reminded of when Emily was younger and she’d beg me to make it. She’s always been a fan of banana bread and loves helping me mash the bananas and mix the batter. Now that she’s older, she’s still just as excited to eat it and she still loves helping me make it.

Now, let’s get to the recipe! When making banana bread, it’s important to use very ripe bananas. The riper the banana, the sweeter the bread will be. Also, be sure to use softened butter and cream it with the sugar until it’s light and fluffy. This helps create a soft, moist bread.

Here’s the recipe:


-2 cups all-purpose flour

-1 teaspoon baking soda

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

-3/4 cup granulated sugar

-2 large eggs

-3 very ripe bananas, mashed

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla until well combined.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the walnuts, if using.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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