2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 to 5 mashed overripe bananas
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 cup crushed walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Most Banana Bread recipes call for you to bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, I only bake mine for 30 to 35, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Also, most recipes call for you to let the bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. No way, I’m not that patient! I make sure the bread is free from all sides of the pan, then flip and savor!