Linda’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread – Healthyish Style

Growing up my mom, Linda would always make us her old fashioned banana bread. It would barely make it to the table before we would begin slicing it and smearing it with butter. This recipe brings back so many great childhood memories and it’s SO good it would give The Royal Hawaiian’s banana bread a run for its money. And with the holidays upon us, this banana bread recipe is a great way to feed your houseguests in the morning. Pour them a hot cup of coffee, give them a slice of this old fashioned banana bread with butter and they will be all set.

There are so many ways to enjoy a great banana bread. While topping mine with butter is by far my favorite, cream cheese or peanut butter are also tasty ways to enjoy this recipe. And if you want to ensure your banana bread is delicious, be sure to use ripe bananas. That is the key to a successful banana bread! Really, really ripe bananas (completely brown on the outside). I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Linda's Old Fashioned Banana Bread

What You’ll Need:

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

½ cup or 1 stick soft butter

1 cup or 2-3 mashed RIPE bananas

¼ milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup nuts  (optional)

Baking Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, cream your butter and sugar together

Beat in one egg at a time

Stir in mashed banana, milk and vanilla extract

Add the remaining ingredients and stir by hand until well blended

Pour into a 9×5 loaf pan ( grease the bottom only)

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing

Linda's Old fashioned Banana Bread





Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

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