I've made various banana breads before, but I always like trying new variations. For the Surprise Recipe Swap this month, I got paired with Michelle's Tasty Creations. I knew I wanted to make some sort of quick bread, and Michelle's Sweet Potato Bread, Cranberry Orange Bread, and Banana Bread stuck out to me. I ultimately chose Nana's Banana Bread. When a recipe has someone's name in it, it's usually a good sign. :) One difference between this banana bread and my usual quick breads was creaming the sugar and butter together. Creaming the sugar and butter results in a fluffier texture, so I'm glad I gave it a try even though it takes a bit longer. But isn't that how "Nana's" recipes are? I also ran out of brown sugar, so I made my own by adding molasses to white sugar. You could just substitute brown sugar for the white and skip the molasses.
Yield: 1 loaf
|1.5 cups||bananas, mashed|
|4 tablespoons||butter, room temperature|
|1.75 cups||flour||I used my usual half whole wheat and half white.|
|1 tablespoon||molasses||See note above.|
|1/4 teaspoon||baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||baking soda|
- Gather all materials.
- Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.
- Form Wet Team by adding bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
- Form Dry Team by combining flour, baking soda, and baking powder, then add to Wet Team.
- Mix Dry Team with Wet Team.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Top with oatmeal if desired. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until done.
Methods with Images:
|1. Gather all materials.|
|2. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy.|
|3. Form Wet Team by adding bananas, eggs, milk, and vanilla.|
|4. Form Dry Team by combining flour, baking soda, and baking powder, then add to Wet Team.|
|5. Mix Dry Team with Wet Team.|
|6. Pour into greased loaf pan.|
|7. Top with oatmeal if desired. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until done.|