Best banana bread

Okay, Shayna, here’s the recipe for you!  I’m not sure how long you’ve been reading here, so I don’t know if you’re familiar with how I adapt regular recipes to make them healthy.  I’ll put my adaptations in parentheses; it’s not really that big a difference.

The feedback on this was that it was excellent – I didn’t taste it, so I’ll have to believe the people who actually ate it.  I have one friend who is an excellent cook/baker, and she told me her husband was quite impressed.  I wouldn’t call banana bread impressive, but he’s not one to compliment people casually, so it probably was pretty good.  :)  It’s a very easy recipe, and it works for muffins as well.  

  • 1/2 c. butter/coconut oil (not veg oil or margarine)
  • 1 c. sugar (I use sucanat, honey is also good)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 c. flour (I used half whole wheat for friends, for just our family I would use 100%, freshly ground)
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • opt. – you can throw in some crushed walnuts if you like

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and mashed bananas.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Pour into a greased floured loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, 20 minutes if you’re making muffins. 


5 thoughts on “Best banana bread

  1. Thanks Avivah, it looks great! I have some bananas on my counter that are just waiting to be used…


    (And I’ve been reading only for a couple of months.)

    1. Melt the butter and mix it with the flour, then soak overnight. Mix the remaining ingredients in the next morning. (Butter has lactic acid that works effectively as an acidic medium.)

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