One of our favorite breads to bake and eat is a good ol’ banana nut bread. When we’re too busy to eat breakfast in the morning, we grab a couple slices of these and out the door we go!
What You Need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter (softened)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
What to Do:
First preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour a loaf pan like so:
Next, in a bowl, sift the dry ingredients–flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with the vanilla extract until it is smooth. Add in the nuts and mix.
In another bowl (we promise, it’s the last bowl!), mix the butter and sugar until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. We’re going to be adding all the other ingredients into this bowl so make sure it’s a big bowl. (notice in our picture we didn’t do that…and we had an oops moment 🙂 )
Add in the egg into the mixture.
Add in about 1/2 of the dry mixture into the butter bowl and mix. Next add in the mashed banana mixture and mix. After that, add in the other 1/2 of the dry mixture and mix.
Pour the mixture into the floured loaf pan.
Bake the bread for 45-60 minutes. The bread is done when it is golden brown. Stick a chopstick/toothpick in and check if it comes out clean. If it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
Let the pan cool. Slice and enjoy! 🙂