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Banana Bread

Banana Bread with Banana on Top Recipe

5 from 1 review

Delicious, moist and easy to make, this banana bread recipe is absolutely the best – and it is freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 over-ripe bananas (3 mashed, 1 cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Sprinkle of granulated sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, 3 mashed bananas, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture into wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix, batter should be lumpy. Fold in nuts if using.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Peel the remaining banana and cut in half vertically. Press the halves, cut sides up, into the batter so that they are slightly offset.
  7. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top (optional).
  8. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes

Tip: Over-ripe bananas (with speckled brown peels) are the best for baking because they are sweeter, making this bread so delicious and rich.

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