Deliciously Dense Banana Bread

I like banana bread that tastes like banana bread, not bread with a hint of banana.  Over the weekend I went on a hunt for a banana bread recipe that was just that, but I unfortunately couldn’t find one that A. I had all the ingredients for in my cupboards or B. That had the ingredients I liked.  Here is the banana bread recipe I came up with and it turned out amazing

Ingredients (1 loaf): 
                                1 1/2 cups (white) sugar                                    
2 cups flour                
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp vanilla (extract)
4 bananas (4 small/thin or 3 very large)
2 eggs
1/3 cups half & half
1/2 cup butter (softened)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, setting the shelf in the middle of the oven
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl

Add in the rest of the ingredients (except the bananas) to the dry mixture

Mix on high for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer or standing mixer

Mash the bananas in a separate bowl & add to the rest of the ingredients.  Mix with a spoon until fully blended (do NOT mix with electric mixer).

Pour the mixed ingredients into a BUTTERED 9 inch bread loaf pan

Bake for approx 1.5 hours
NOTE: Check on the bread occasionally, as all ovens are different…cook until the top is nicely browned and slightly bounces when touched.  The top middle should not be sticky to the touch.

Delicious, moist & mmmm banana!

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1 Comment

Filed under Recipes: Breakfast, Recipes: Desserts

One response to “Deliciously Dense Banana Bread

  1. Amanda

    that’s funny, I was thinking about Banana Bread this weekend too, but couldn’t find my recipe. Mine has vanilla yogurt in it and is incredibly moist

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