I’ve been eating banana bread my entire life. Thanks to my awesome mom and her awesome recipe. Every time she makes it she has to make two at a time, because one, well is just not enough. I was craving it the other day. Being far away from home made me want to give it a try. I have to admit, losing my “kitchenphobia” has been the best thing thats happened to me all year. So….I called my mom, got her recipe and said to myself: “Take a deep breath and try to bake something right for once!”
At the end, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The house smelled like home. It was like my mom had come to visit us. For the first time I had baked something right. It was all I ever wanted. It was fluffy (I love this word), moist and simply delicious! My boyfriend was thrilled too! I guess all I had to do was give one of my mom’s recipes a try for this miracle. Why did I wait this long?
The recipe is very easy to follow and make. My mom is super excited I will be sharing it. So here you go, let’s call it what it is:
Mom’s Banana Bread
3 Very ripe bananas, mashed!
1 & 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of Sugar (brown sugar recommended)
1/2 stick of butter.
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Optional – a little splash of liquor, I used rum.
Lightly grease a 9″ x 5″ x 2 3/4″ loaf pan with butter. Lightly dust with flour.
- First in a little bowl you need to separate the egg whites and blend them until frothy. (Keep yolks for next step)
- In a big bowl mix the sugar, yolks and melted butter.
- Add bananas slowly to mix taking turns with the flour.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and finally those egg whites you mixed first.
- Preheat the oven to˚350.
- Pour batter into pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 60-65 minutes.
- Allow to cool before slicing. (Or until your boyfriend can’t wait any longer to eat it)
At the end it should look something like this…
You know that if I was able to do it you can too! Give it a shot! You can even add some chocolate chips, pecans or anything else for your taste!
Do you like banana bread too? Any recipes you learned from your mom?
Hope you get inspired!
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