Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mom's Banana Bread

This is the banana bread I was raised on! I loved when my mom would make this because it not only tastes makes the house smell awesome! I like that it's comes out really solid and moist and not super crumbly...probably all the sugar holds it together :-) Anyway, this was the first batch of the season and it was a great treat for today! Give it a try!

Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3-4 large bananas (I let my go brownish black to get the best flavor in the bread!)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

In a large bowl or mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mash bananas well and combine with other ingredients. Add walnuts if desired. Bake in well greased bread pans at 350 degrees. For large bread pans bake 50-60 min. For medium sized bake 30-40 minutes. And for small pans bake 20-30 minutes. (This recipe yields 2 large loaves)


  1. I make banana bread when my house smells weird. It's a heavenly smell. Glad you're back posting. :) I might just have to make your cinnamon roll recipe for Christmas breakfast. Have a great trip!

  2. Jenny,
    I agree that the smell of banana bread is awesome! I reminds me of coming home from school and my mom would have this and hot chocolate ready for us :-) Also, Josie was telling me about a cinnamon roll recipe that I think was yours that you put cottage cheese in the dough? I am intrigued... I'll have to get it from you or her! Have a great Christmas!

  3. There is a link on my blog for it. I think it's called no-rise cinnamon rolls from my best bites. They're nothing like these cinnamon rolls, but they're still good and it's fun to sneak cottage cheese inside something.