RECIPE: MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S FAMOUS BANANA BREAD
so up until about six months ago i didn’t even like banana bread. i wanted no part of it whatsoever, despite the fact that my wonderful mum made it for the rest of the family on a semi-regular basis. however, i have thankfully come to my senses and at last discovered my love for banana bread! this is the recipe that everyone on my mum’s side of the family uses, as passed down by my great grandmother (which she happened to get from watching the jack hanna show on television!).
- 1 1/2 sticks of softened butter (very important that it’s actually room-temperature softened butter, and not quickly-tossed-in-the-microwave-so-it-may-be-slightly-melted butter. trust me! it will change the texture!!)
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c milk (whatever kind you have on hand! i usually just use skim.)
- disposable aluminum bread pans
- non-stick cooking spray
- combine the softened butter, bananas, and sugar in a mixing bowl until well blended.
- add in the eggs, vanilla, and milk and continue to stir together.
- in a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.
- stir in the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) slowly.
- spray your bread pans so that they’re well covered and then pour in the mixture. it should fill two pans.
- bake at 325 degrees fahrenheit for 1 hour – 1 hour 20 minutes, or until done.
- wait until they’ve cooled and then go to town! ENJOY : )