Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Simple Recipe: Banana Bread

Hello hello! 

I haven't posted a recipe in a while so I thought it was about time. :)

This Banana Bread recipe has been made in our home since I was a little girl. When we first moved to Virginia, we were renting a farm and that's where we met the Lam Family. They were kind and the most selfless and giving people I know. They became dear friends with my family and we are still in touch to this day! (That's a good 20 years ago!) Mrs Lam was an amazing cook. She was also amazingly sweet, never holding back a recipe. (this is only one of the many we still make to this day!!) This amazing Banana Bread was a recipe she shared with us and it is perfection. :) This is an oldie but a goodie!

It is also super easy! If you love Banana Bread, you have now found the perfect recipe. (Thank you Mrs Lam!)

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
2 eggs
1 cup (2-3) mashed bananas 
1/3 cup milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nuts, or chocolate chips {if desired} 

1. Heat Oven to 350
2. Grease bottom of a loaf pan and coat with flour.
3. Beat sugar and softened butter until fluffy.
4. Beat in eggs (one at a time).
5. Blend in mashed bananas, milk and vanilla.
6. In a seperate bowl,  combine flour, baking soda and other additons (nuts, etc) Stir together.
7. Add dry mixture to banana mixture and mix until just moist. 
8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
9. Cool 5 minutes & enjoy! 

(For a printable recipe card, click here!)

Some helpful tips: 

This is great when you have bananas that are starting to brown! They are much softer and make the bread more moist!

I mash the bananas in their skin by squeezing up and down on them. It seems faster than getting a bowl dirty. (Even if it's not faster, you understood you won't get another bowl dirty, right??) ;)

Macadamia nuts are fantastic! Or any kind you have around the house! I love to add nuts but my husband does not. So we usually don't add them. My sister adds chocolate chips. That's a whole different blog post!! (jk, i won't make another post about it but it's goooood)

How do you like your banana bread??

Have a wonderful day, you guys! Thanks for reading...


  1. Can't wait to make this. How much flour does the recipe call for? Thanks, Anna

    1. I am so sorry! Thank you for asking- I completely forgot to add that part! Its 2 cups of flour and I have edited the printable too! Let me know if you made it and hope you enjoy it!