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5 Bananas, People!

5 Bananas, People!
Before measuring, I had no idea that two and a third cups of banana translated into 5 bananas.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess those 5 bananas were responsible for this unbelievably moist, dense bread that actually tasted a lot like banana. I've made a few versions in the past, and they were either on the dry side or lacked flavor. This one's a keeper.
Bonus: Hours later the aroma of fresh baked banana bread still lingers.
Banana Banana Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 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. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Kari –

So funny. I looked back at other recipes and most of them called for 3 bananas. Those 2 extra made a difference!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by make my day

I'm always doing a banana 'cake' with bananas that the skin has gone past being acceptable to the kids and 5 bananas is exactly what i use! my girlfriend even freezes them until she gets 5 then makes it! they looks shocking in the freezer but it's very handy! cheers kari

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Dressing On The Side

this looks amazing…and delicious!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cherry Blossoms

I will have to try this recipe out. Its looks yummy. My freezer is overflowing with bananas and since I have the week off it looks like I will have to add this to my agenda.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Tanya (a Taste of T)

I'm definitely going to try this. My banana bread is always almost banana but not quite.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anja

I love banana bread! Yours look absolutely delicious.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by thedoodlegirl

Looks delicious!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Jessica –

Precisely my motivation for making the banana bread. :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by JessicaS

Going to give it a try. Have some bananas the kids are turning their noses up at.
Love your blog!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Kim –

Good point! I think it's all about nostalgia. My mom made pumpkin and zucchini bread every fall, and now I am adding banana to the mix (mainly to use up old bananas!)

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