There is truly nothing that can compare to fresh baked goods. Whether it’s your favorite muffin, scone, bagel, cornbread, or even chocolate chip cookie when it is right out of the oven and you take that first soft warm bite that hits your lips it instantly warms your whole being. All the way from the tippy top of your head right down to your toes. So when a baker discovers a recipe that delivers that feeling with every bite it is only right that it is shared with the world.Photo by Anna-.W. from Pexels
One of those recipes is for banana bread discovered by a woman named Shelley Albeluhn has quickly blown up for how ridiculously delicious it is! Its current rating stands at 4 and a half stars with 15, 245 ratings, 11,597 reviews, and 2,015 photos. Shelley describes her special banana bread recipe which she refers to as “Banana Banana Bread” as,
“Why compromise the banana flavor? This banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Friends and family love my recipe and say it’s by far the best! It’s wonderful toasted!! Enjoy!”
So let’s not waste one more minute, let’s go over the ingredients you will need in order to taste this yummy treat for yourself.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 to 5 overripe bananas
- Once mashed should equal about 2 and a third cups banana
Once you have gathered all your ingredients it is time to head to the kitchen!
For the first step preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). After that, lightly grease your pan with either softened butter, canola or vegetable oil or pam spray with a paper towel a 9×5 inch loaf pan.Source: Youtube
For the second step take a large bowl in which you will be combining the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, and a quarter teaspoon of salt. Then take a separate bowl and whisk together half a cup of butter that should be softened to room temperature and 3 quarters of a cup of brown sugar.Source: Youtube
Before adding, be sure to beat the 2 eggs and mash 4 to 5 overripe bananas. Once completed combine the banana mixture and into the flour mixture by stirring but just to moisten be careful not to overwork the flour. Once you are finished stirring the mixture until it is moist and soft pour the batter in the greased loaf pan.
For the third step, gently place your gooey mixture in the preheated oven to bake for 60 to 65 minutes.Source: Youtube
Be sure when you take it out to check your precious creation is complete by sticking a toothpick into the center of the loaf until it comes out clean. If your loaf passes this test let the bread cool down in the pan for about 10 minutes then turn it out onto the wire rack.Source: Youtube
For the final and best step, gently slice your banana bread and enjoy your tasty creation!Source: Youtube
A user by the name of SoulWolf rated this recipe 5 stars and wrote a review stating,
“I’ve made several banana bread recipes here and I always come back to this one, it is a wonderful standard recipe that you can build upon and customize to your liking.”
Another user by the name of Anjouleme rated this recipe 5 stars and even switched it up a little bit writing,
“Great recipe! Like others, I also added some spice (vanilla, cinnimon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice). I wanted to make muffins, so I put the batter into a muffin tin sprayed lightly with Pam. At 325 degrees they were done in about 25 minutes! The batter yeilded 12 good sized muffins that were moist and delicious! Definitely a keeper.”
One more user by the name of PhatCatBiggs also rated the recipe 5 stars and wrote,
“Excellent recipe!! I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and brushed the top with a mixture of 1tbs water and 3 tbs brown sugar for a sweet crunch on top.”
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