Yesterday I noticed I had some bananas lying around that were getting too old to eat, so it was time to make some banana bread! This is the first time I have made banana bread from scratch so I was curious how it would come out. Turns out it is incredibly easy to make and comes out fantastic. I chose to make it without the walnuts, but I think I will be adding them in for the next batch.
Banana Bread Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1-1/2 cups mashed banana
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2×3-1/2×2-inch loaf pans; set aside.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 40 to 45 minutes for 7-1/2×3-1/2×2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning).
- Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.