It’s almost fall, which means we will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking. Now that Addie is two years old, she likes to be really involved in the baking process. I measure out the ingredients, but she is the one who pours most of them into our mixer. Sometimes I choose to hand mix certain recipes, so she can help with that too! She wants to do EVERYTHING! I love that she is eager to learn, so I let her help in any way that she can.
Our latest baking adventure was banana bread: a staple for our family. I have tried countless banana bread recipes over the years. Sometimes my bread came out too dense, sometimes it came out too crumbly, sometimes it had a prominent cinnamon flavor, and sometimes it just wasn’t flavorful enough. That’s what inspired me to create this recipe. I have learned through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. Finally, I have a recipe that I am excited about!
Your family is going to love this; this bread comes out both flavorful and moist. I actually have to be careful about how often I make this bread. Although we are only a small family of three, this bread is known to disappear in less than twenty-four hours. Yikes! For those of you with bigger families, I definitely recommend doubling or even tripling this recipe.
Moist Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed up)
- 1/3 cup melted butter (salted)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a standard size bundt pan.
- Mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
- Stir in the beaten egg, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Whisk the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Slowly pour the flour mixture into the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the bread; if it comes out clean, then it's done.
- Remove from oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before you serve it. Enjoy!
While this banana bread tastes amazing on its own, feel free to mix it up by adding in chocolate chips, raisins, or even chopped nuts. When serving this to my daughter for breakfast, I usually pair it with a cup of vanilla yogurt. It makes a great mid-afternoon snack as well!
Let us know if you have tried this recipe or if you have any other recipes you would like to share with us. We would be happy to hear from you!