It’s Tasty Tuesday!
This week I wanted to share with you a delicious banana bread recipe. Because it always happens, right? We get some bananas for smoothies or a quick snack then suddenly those perfect, yellow bananas are more brown than we would like them to be. At least for me, it happens more often than I’d like to admit haha. And I hate to waste food if I don’t have to, so banana bread is the perfect solution!
So here’s the recipe for the bread itself:
1 cup sugar (you could probably cut this down, the bread is fairly sweet)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 milk (I used 2% but the original recipe I found called for buttermilk)
2 overripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
The oven should be set for 350 degrees, you’ll be baking the bread for 45-50 minutes and be careful with those last ten minutes! I checked at 45 and the toothpick was still gooey, so I gave it another 10 minutes and the toothpick was clean, but the bread was a little dry. Don’t be fooled like I was!
I like to mix my dry ingredients first, so in a separate bowl from the one you’ll be using to mix in, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Then in your large bowl for mixing, start with your sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add in the butter and beat until everything is fully incorporated, then mix in the milk and mashed bananas. After this bit, it looks a little funky, but the dry mix gets your dough looking like proper dough! Slowly add in your dry mix until everything is one happy family. My trick for greasing any pan is to save the wrapper from the butter and smear it all over instead of using a non-stick spray, but whatever your preference is, do so on your loaf pan and pour away. But no ovens yet!
Next you’ll need your crumb topping:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (about half of a stick)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt
You can use the bowl you had your dry mix in for this combination, or another one, I just like to have fewer dishes! Just throw everything together, okay not literally throw unless you like messes, and combine with your clean hands. Then crumble it on top of your lovely dough! And now the oven can be useful! Remember, it’ll be 45-50 minutes. But those last few minutes are crucial and a few too many can dry out your bread.
Let me know what you guys think of it! I know I’ll be making more soon! Have a good week lovelies!
❤ that one girl