Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 48: Famous Banana Bread

This isn't a new recipe.  This banana bread has been in my rotation since I met Brad 11 years ago. It is his grandma's recipe. The first time I made it was in the kitchen of the college house Brad lived in. Four college boys. One kitchen. I had to bring all the baking supplies and gear. It may have been the only thing ever cooked in the oven - besides french fries or frozen pizzas.

Prep time: less than 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Makes 1 loaf

1 C sugar
1/2 C (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 egg
3 mashed bananas
3 Tbsp milk with 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in it
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350. Line bread pan with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, banana, and milk mixture. Mix well.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt.

Pour batter into pan and bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

My Notes:
Listen to the part of the ingredient list that tells you to dissolve the baking soda in the milk. It, apparently, is the secret to making the bread.


  1. Glad I found your blog! I love to cook and love seeing what other people are making!! :)

  2. I made this yesterday and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Barb!

  3. Mmmmm....I love banana bread. Must try this!