My family loves Banana Bread – plain, simple, every day! With a super-moist texture, buttery banana flavor, and incredibly soft crumb, this is our family-favorite banana bread recipe. This has been our go-to recipe for generations, tried and true, tender and flavorful – in a word, PERFECT!
Most folks have problems because they have too many over-ripe bananas - around here, it's just the opposite - we never have enough! From the time my kids were little, right after they learned to mix muffins, they immediately graduated to helping make Banana Bread. This is our absolutely favorite family recipe for the best banana bread ever!
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I think my littles would eat this every day of the week, it's that wonderful! This is our go-to recipe, tried and true, tender, flavorful and super-moist. This homemade Banana Bread is also wonderful for brunches, wedding day breakfasts and gift-giving. Once you try this, you'll know why this is probably my most requested recipe!
Perfect warm from the oven, slathered with a little fresh butter...
2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled, not scooped)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
4 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/2 cups or 450 g)
2 large eggs (room temperature)
½ cup milk or half & half
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Originally posted March 2010; revised and reposted February 2020.
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