Banana bread with deep flavor, plenty of moisture, and a nice, light texture.
Make and share this Best Banana Bread recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup toasted walnuts (, you can grind these if your audience doens't like the texture of nuts) or 1 cup toasted pecans, , chopped (, you can grind these if your audience doens't like the texture of nuts)
- 3 ripe, soft, darkly speckled large bananas, mashed well (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted then cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease bottom only of regular loaf pan, or grease and flour bottom and sides of nonstick 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan.
- Combine dry ingredients together in large bowl and set aside.
- Mix mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla with wooden spoon in medium bowl.
- Lightly fold banana mixture into dry ingredients with rubber spatula until just combined and batter looks thick and chunky.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan; bake until loaf is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
- Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for 4 days, on the counter for 2 days.
I made this last night YUMMMMMYYYYYYY.. I am very new to baking but this cake came out extremely well.
Steve, this recipe is sensational! I have to admit, I had no plain yogurt on hand, so I substituted sour cream in its place, but it proved to be perfect! Nothing like a delicious slice of hot buttered banana bread on a fall morning! Mmmmmmm! ; ) Thanks again, Steve!
I made this tonight-my first attempt at banana bread. This is wonderful! My children and I are devouring it. I did make a couple of changes out of necessity. I did not have nuts so I added one cup of chocolate chips. I also did not have yogurt, and I didn't know what to use as a substitute, so I tried a single serve applesauce (4oz). I baked it for 51 minutes and it was perfect. It will be great without chocolate chips also, as I can really taste the bananas. Thanks for a keeper recipe.