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CLASSIC BANANA BREAD RECIPE

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 1 1 large loaf

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium-large (4 if small), overripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or nuts + 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour OPTIONAL

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Grease and lightly flour a loaf pan
  • In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar (approx. 2 minutes)
  • Add beaten eggs and mashed bananas, beat well
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Add vanilla and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • *OPTIONAL: Toss chocolate chips or nuts in 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour and fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into greased loaf pan *NOTE: This recipe makes a lot of batter for 1 large loaf. If you wish, you can divide it up to create smaller loaves!
  • Bake at 350o for 55-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean
  • *NOTE: The bake time for this bread may vary. Mine usually take about 60 minutes!
  • *NOTE: The outer edges of the bread tend to darken before the center of the bread is fully baked. Don’t worry, your bread is NOT burnt. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes.
  • Remove bread from loaf pan and enjoy!
  • Store covered at room temperature for 3-4 days.
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