B is for Banana Bread - #atozchallenge 2024


Letter B
Banana Bread

First, you will gather your ingredients of course, these are extremely necessary of you really want to make this banana bread recipe. 


2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 
1/2 - 3/4 cup chocolate chips 
1/4 cup brown sugar 
3 large or 4 small bananas (mashed) 
2 whole eggs 1 Stick of Butter (softened) 
1/4 tsp kosher salt 
1 tsp baking soda 
1 1/2 tsp vanilla 

You can also preheat your oven to 350 and grease one 9x5 or two 8x4 loaf pans.

Useful Tip: You can use a brush or the discarded butter wrapper with the shortening to grease the pan(s) for a less mess on your hands way of accomplishing this task.

Mash bananas in a bowl, blend in the brown sugar and vanilla extract, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs to the butter / sugar mixture

and blend together until fluffy

Combine dry items together

Mix together the dry and wet ingredients.

Add banana mixture, 

and mix until well combined.

Add Chocolate Chips and stir by hand.

Pour into your greased loaf pan or pans.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and then lower the oven to 325 and bake for another 20-25 minutes, keeping an eye on the bread toward the end of the baking time.

Bread is done when a toothpick or cake tester has only a few moist crumbs on it.

*If more baking time is needed, bake an additional five minutes, adding more five minute increments, as needed until bread is done. It can take the bread an hour +/- to completely bake.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Remove from pan, let cool completely on a cooling rack.

Serve with coffee, tea, or your other favorite beverage. 

This recipe has been a favorite of mine for many years, and other family members too prior to the COVID pandemic, I  hope that you enjoy this Old Fashioned Banana Bread too. 

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you all have a wonder day


Todays post has been resurrected, with the original contribution having been posted here or some other connected page, on April 2, 2018. Many of the items pictured in the photo's, are no longer available to me. My kitchen is a lot emptier now due to the losses of COVID and other nonsense beginning just prior and continuing during that time. I am rebuilding in a smaller space now, and that takes time but hopefully I will get back to posting more InTheKitchen content, as well as so many of my favorites for SomethingSweet.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this looks amazing- my daughter is always making banana bread! Now I want somešŸ„°


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