BellaDonna’s Banana Bread Recipe

Craving a sweet treat that is easy to make and delicious? Try out my banana bread recipe for a fast, cheap, and easy baking adventure.

What you’ll need:

2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup of White Sugar
1/2 Cup of Brown sugar
2 Eggs
3 bananas (overripe & brown are best)

Pro Tip: You can freeze any bananas you let get overly ripe and use them for a batch of dough later

1tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Salt
1-2.5 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup of Butter (you can use oil if you prefer)
1/4 Cup of Greek yogurt (since it’s getting closer to fall, I like to use pumpkin-flavored yogurt)
Bread Pan or something similar (Mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.7 inches )
Cooking Spray or something to grease your pan, butter or oil will do just fine.

Optional toppings:
Powdered sugar
Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, sprinkles, nuts, or whatever fun thing you want to toss in to boost the flavor or texture.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degree (Fahrenheit) and grease your pan.

Pour all your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.

In a separate bowl, add your peeled bananas and mash them up, then add your eggs, yogurt, softened butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined.

While stirring, gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture.

Note: If you want to add some of your flavor and texture boosting bits into the bread instead or in addition to being on top, mix them in after you have combined your wet and dry ingredients, and gently stir in.

Pour and scrape your dough into the greased pan, and add any toppings you would like, then place it in the oven for approximately 50-60 minutes.

When you think your bread is done, pierce it with a toothpick or butter knife, if it comes back out clean, it’s done.

I like to add a light dusting of powdered sugar on top as the bread cools for a soft sweetness along the crust.

Slice your bread, then enjoy either plain, with butter, or with a spread of your choice!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Banana bread was one of the first things my mother taught me to make, and it remains a staple for me.

Note: the greek yogurt adds a light, tangy, flavor and boosts the protein content of the bread. You can absolutely adjust the recipe to omit the yogurt, use different flour to be gluten free, omit the butter in favor of an oil for a dairy free version, and/or use an egg substitute if you’re vegan!

Banana bread is a very forgiving treat to bake I would encourage you to play with it and see how you can personalize this easy, tasty treat.

BellaDonna De Wolf

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  1. Fredrick_Z
    Fredrick_Z says:

    Thank you @BellaDonna De Wolf for the inspiration.

    I baked a cocoa / keto version this week.

    Aunt Selma’s Banana Cake (keto-style)

    1/2 C Butter
    2 Eggs
    4T Vanilla Yogurt
    4 Bananas, over ripe
    1t Baking Soda
    1/8t Salt
    1t Vanilla
    1 1/2C Almond Flour
    1 C Coconut Flour
    1/4 C Cocoa, optional

    * Mash bananas, set aside to brown.
    * Cream butter, eggs + yogurt, beat.
    * Add baking soda, salt, vanilla; beat.
    * Add flour, slowly; beat.
    * Add browned bananas; beat.
    * Bake @ 375°F: 40min
    * Bake @ 250°F: 60min, then let cool in warm closed oven
    * (Coconut flour takes a long time to bake fully)

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