Mom's Incredible Banana Bread Recipe: A Moist & Delicious Family Tradition by Jan Mostrom
This family banana bread recipe was a staple in our house when I was growing up. I loved walking in from school to the smell of this delicious, moist banana bread in the oven.
My mom used to cook this banana bread recipe as a cake, but I prefer loaf pans to keep the bread moist. I also like to use a combination of whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour (but you can use just all-purpose if you like!) and a little less sugar to make this bread not only delicious, but also a little healthier.
The easy banana bread recipe is made with butter, eggs, mashed ripe bananas, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and baking soda. The ingredients are combined, poured into two loaf pans and baked until golden.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: Makes 2 loaves
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (the riper the banana the sweeter so even really ripe is great)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour (or use just all-purpose flour)
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Here's how to make it:
- In a mixing bowl combine soft butter with the eggs and mix together. (Save the butter wrappers to use to grease the loaf pans.) Add in bananas, lemon juice, cinnamon and vanilla and mix. Add flours, sugar and baking soda and mix thoroughly.
- Using the butter wrappers grease two 9x5-inch oaf pans and then flour them. Split the batter between the two pans.
- Place pans a preheated 350-degree F oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and remove from pan and enjoy!
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