Banana Bread
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This recipe will give you a light, fluffy, true banana flavored banana bread that isn't oily, dense or overly sweet.
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 4-5 over ripe bananas
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup melted butter, cooled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, smash 2-3 bananas with a fork, leaving chunks for texture. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, salt, soda and spices. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the remaining 2 bananas with sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Blend well.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to incorporate. No need to over-blend.
  6. Gently fold in smashed bananas and walnuts with a spatula. Pour into 9x5 loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour; until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then flip out on to a wire baking rack to finish cooling completely before slicing. Serve warmed with butter.
Recipe by Firefly Tales at