Now I know it might seem like I’m quite the homemaker due to my love for decorating, but let me just tell you that I have to be good at that to make up for my lack of skills in the kitchen. It’s true, I am not a great cook. Now baking and anything sweet…that’s another story and I do have some tricks up my sleeve there. One of my favorite recipes of all time is this one for banana bread. My aunt and mom have made this for years and I now have adopted the recipe as my own. It’ll take some time to save up enough bananas but as soon as you do, try this and you will hate that you didn’t know about it sooner. Enjoy!
12 old bananas (I mean, outside peel is turning black old. Keep them in the freezer in a gallon Ziploc bag until you’ve saved up enough)
6 cups of sugar
6 cups of flour
2 cups of butter
4 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of buttermilk
Step 1: Get ingredients together.
*This is what the bananas should look like…pretty nasty looking but I promise they will taste fantastic! The older the bananas, the sweeter the bananas which makes for great banana bread.
Step 2: Get mixing bowl ready, I absolutely love using the Kitchen Aid mixing bowl because it’s plenty big enough for all of the ingredients.
Step 3: Empty all dry ingredients together.
Step 4: Mix dry ingredients.
Step 5: Mash bananas until they are a smooth liquid.
Step 6: Add all wet ingredients to the mixture and blend well.
Step 7: Spray the bottom of your loaf pans with PAM.
Step 8: Pour batter into loaf pans.
*They should be filled about 2/3 of the way with batter.
**This recipe will make about three large loaves of banana bread.
Step 9: Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. I rotate the pans on the shelves at the half way point of 30 minutes.
*They should be a golden brown and will rise some out of the pan as shown.
Step 10: Let cool, cut, and serve.
My personal tip is to wrap the loaves in clear plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for breakfast and daytime snacks. I love the banana bread hot, fresh out of the oven, and then cool, after being in the refrigerator for a day or so.