Thursday, August 5, 2010

Classic Banana Bread

 We are banana eaters in our house, so it is very rare when our bananas go bad. However, when it does happen we are all excited because that mean banana bread! I was starting to get tired of my banana bread recipes, so I went in search of a new basic banana bread recipe. My "go to" sites for basics are either or Our Best Bites. I happened to find the perfect recipe on Our Best Bites and it turned out
 fantastic! My favorite part is the sprinkled brown sugar on top, it was the perfect sweet addition!
Classic Banana Bread
from Our Best Bites

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (I used sour cream and it worked great)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp. brown sugar
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. Dang! This was way better than any recipe I've tried. Of course I sweetened it even more with 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips. My husband also gave it a A+. Hooray and thanks!