Monday, June 12, 2017

The Best Banana Bread

It is not just the best recipe for banana bread. It is an easy one and very reliable recipe. Every time I make this banana bread, it comes out really, really good.

Blog's Category: Dessert, Kid's Favorite, Vegetarian

In a Few Words ...

- I tried numerous recipes of banana bread, including pretty healthy versions with whole wheat flour, olive oil, honey, maple syrup, some of them with raisin, some with nuts, some with or without both. The only recipe a 100% approved by all my folks was this one, simple, traditional one with butter, all-purpose flour and walnuts, with a nice sugary and crunchy top.

The Best Traditional Banana Bread

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bananas
  • 1.5 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of walnuts, coarsely chopped 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • some butter and flour for greasing and dusting of baking pans
  • 2 -3 tbs Demerara sugar (or brown sugar) for topping
- Preheat an oven to 330F.

- Prepare baking pan by greasing it thoroughly with butter and then dusting with flour. If you use silicon pan, you don't have to do this. 

- In a large bowl, cream together soft butter and sugar - using processor will make it easier and faster. Add eggs, mix nicely. Add vanilla, stir.

- Using potato masher, mash bananas and mix them into the mix above.

- In a separate bowl mix flour with salt, baking soda, baking powder and walnuts. Combine your banana/butter mix with flour mix just until combined together, do not over-mix.

- Transfer to a pan, sprinkle Demerara (or brown) sugar on top and bake for about 40 minutes or until wooden stick will come out dry when tested for doneness.

- Remove from oven, let it cool down a little bit, for about 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from a pan and let it cool down completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

In Pictures

I usually make 1.5 batch.. so here are 6 bananas...

For a 1.5 batch I use two loaf pans and fill them in half.


Omit walnuts if you don't like them, or replace with dry fruits, such as raisin or cranberry, or other kind of nuts.

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