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Recipe: Homemade Banana Bread
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Basic Banana Bread

Not quite baking, banana bread is a wholesome bread to make as its aura is unmistakingly homey and comforting to anyone's soul.

Here's a quick and dirty recipe for making your own homemade banana bread. I called it basic because really, you can add a myriad of things to plain banana bread to spice things up your own way. While I heartedly enjoy making and eating this basic banana bread, others may enjoy a more complex taste or texture to theirs.

Makes One Loaf


2.5 cups All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking poweder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs


Mash the bananas in a bowl (1). In a bowl, place flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda (2). In another bowl, mix the bananas, milk, and vanilla (2).

In another separate large bowl, beat the butter with sugar until light and fluffy (3 & 4). Add eggs one at a time. After adding each egg, make sure it is beaten all the way into the batter before adding the next egg (5). Add a little bit of the flour mixture and stir (6). Then add a little of the banana mixture and stir. Keep doing this until all the mixtures have been used up. At this point, feel free to add additional ingredients to your liking. I added some white chocolates because I had them sitting in the cupboard at the time (7). Go nuts if you like. 😉

Pour the batter into a loaf pan (9). Bake in the center of the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees (f). Once done, cool in pan on top of rack for 10 minutes. Use a knife or thin spatula to cut along the inside edge of the pan to separate the bread from the pan (10). Cool completely before slicing (11).

The final product should look a little something like this.

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