I mean, I love trying new recipes and concocting food combos I've never tasted before, but sometimes you just need something classic. I think everyone should have a go-to banana bread recipe in their back pocket (along with chocolate chip cookies, duh) that you can throw together when the craving strikes. Here's a classic one that lives in my brain (and probably all over the internet) that you can use too:
WHAT YOU NEED
3 Very Ripe Bananas // 2 Eggs // 1 Stick of Butter // 1 C Sugar // 2 C Flour // 1 TBS Milk
1 tsp Salt // 1 tsp Baking Soda // 1 tsp Baking Powder // 1 tsp Cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE IT
Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Cream together until mixed and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and then add the milk and cinnamon.
In yet another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Add the banana/milk/cinnamon mixture to the sugar/butter/eggs mixture and stir to combine.
Add the mixed dry ingredients to the bowl and stir again to combine.
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees (F). You'll know the banana bread is done when a knife that's inserted into the center comes out clean.
|My bakeware is well loved (and therefore looks kind of gross).|
Here's what you'll get for all your hard work:
Pretty good reward right?
You can get all crazy with this and add chocolate chips or serve it with a cream cheese icing, but there is something to be said about a simple, classic dessert...and that 'something' is "OH MY GOD, IT'S SO GOOD," which is how banana bread should make you feel.
What's your favorite dessert recipe? Are you allergic to anything that you love?