As a family we love banana bread, and you can get it from the 9 banana bread recipes I blogged so far. This is going to 10th one. This after school banana bread is very easy, there are some which use melted butter, and there are also breads made as bars so that kids can enjoy without making a mess.
Banana bread always hold a special place in my heart and is the one which inspired me to start my baking journey. Also, hubby only one requested recipe in my entire married life. Yes, he only requests me to make banana bread nothing else. Second daughter also ask me whether you have any leftovers if not save some for me so that I can eat next day breakfast.
This recipe is adapted from the book Magnolia table by Joanna Gaines. I have spiced it up a little by adding some cinnamon and sugar-sugar mix. Yes, spices are my weakness. Once you melted butter, mash banana, then make wet ingredients with butter, eggs and vanilla. Finally mix in with dry ingredients. I used pecans you can use walnuts if you want. Or skip nuts and add chocolate chips that too work as my little guy used to say me. Mamma skip nuts I don’t like it, add some chocolate chips.
While reading the banana bread history, I came to know that it is not the banana who inspired the origin, First, the Great Depression, which began with the 1929 stock market crash and lasted throughout much of the 1930s, made every scrap of food precious. Households were unwilling to throw away anything — even a “rotten” banana along with availability of baking powder started banana bread. It gone through several modification finally reach the modern day one which is mostly 90’s version.
I have several banana bread recipes, even one without any sugar added, one with double chocolate, or a bread with sour cream and pecan, yes, this list will go long as my quest for interesting banana bread is an ongoing process and not going to end anytime soon.
This is again one of the best banana bread recipes I have made. You can have it just as is or you can add some cream cheese or your favorite spread of your choice. One thing I can guarantee is that if you make it and share with friends, they are going to comeback and ask for the recipe.
After School Banana bread
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 8 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 to 5 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoon sugar mix 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar+ 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 350line parchment paper spray with 8x 8-inch pan.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- In another bowl add butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. To this add banana and mix well again.
- To the wet ingredients as dry ingredients and mix well. Transfer to prepared pan and spread it evenly. Then sprinkle sugar -sugar mixtures and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven when it is completely cooled slice and enjoy with more butter, cream cheese or spread of your choice.
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More Banana bread Recipes
- No sugar added banana bread
- Double Chocolate banana bread
- Banana orange walnut bread
- Olive oil Chocolate chips Banana bread
- Coconut banana walnut bread
- Banana Pecan cream cheese bread
- Candid ginger cranberry banana bread
- Banana sour cream bread
- Plantain Cashew bread
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.