Best Banana Bread

Recipe by Steve_G
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 34
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    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)
  • 14
  • 2
    large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 6
    tablespoons butter, melted then cooled
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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