The BEST Banana Bread Ever. Recipe
This banana bread is extra moist and extra delicious thanks to four whole bananas per loaf, brown sugar, and butter.
Ok, you guys. I have to confess something.
I could have sworn I had already published this recipe.
Like…. truly. I'm not totally confident here that I didn't post this just last week. I mean, I looked. But I'm kind of losing my mind these days, and I'm afraid I just sort of missed it.
So here's the deal. If this is a repeat, can we all just agree to let it go? Look the other way and just pretend I didn't already write this post?
I mean, I'm hoping I didn't. But seriously, no promises.
Oh! That reminds me– speaking of losing my mind…
My Facebook page was majorly hacked today. And I am SO SORRY! They have been posting the most horrible spammy posts, and I'm so horrified that my wonderful readers are seeing this stuff pop up in their feed with my name attached to it ????.
I spent all day chasing down Facebook humans (they don't really exist, by the way), trying to delete the nasty posts for as long as I had access to the page, and asking people to report the page as hacked. It feels like digging a tunnel with a spoon… or however that saying goes. You know what I mean.
Basically… it stinks. It's been a crazy long day and nothing actually got fixed where Facebook is concerned.
So there's that. Fingers crossed we get things all sorted out by tomorrow ????????.
You know what makes all the stupid Facebook hacker stuff go away? This banana bread.
Seriously. I'm making a batch tonight, because it's the best food I could think of to adequately fill the void of a destroyed Facebook page that took 6 painstaking years of my life to fill with 200K followers and a gajillion dessert recipes.
Banana bread is the only thing that can help me at this point.
And not just any banana bread. No, my friends. This is magic banana bread. THE BEST banana bread in the whole entire world ever.
That's right. I said it.
It's THE BEST.
Never, in all my years of banana bread eating, did I know that a piece of banana bread could actually melt in your mouth. Did you know that?! It can! THIS banana bread can. It has a moist, tender crumb that pairs with the crunch of walnuts in the most beautiful contrast of textures to have ever happened in a bread. In fact, I declare this bread to be so perfect that it doesn't even need chocolate!
It is that good, folks.
If you've been searching for the perfect banana bread recipe– this is it folks. It doesn't get better than this!
- 3 cups ripe bananas (7-8 medium bananas)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Mash the bananas with a wire whisk. Mix in the brown sugar and sugar until well blended.
Mix in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.
Add the flour, melted butter, salt, and baking soda. Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon. Fold in the walnuts.
Prepare two loaf pans (10x5x3) with parchment paper and cooking spray. Divide the batter between the two pans.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, until bread passes the toothpick test.
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